Recently I ate a beef barley soup at Canadian Tim Horton. I usually eat potato – bacon or broccoli cream soup there. Whenever I’m in any restaurant I eat always the same food. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I know that I like it already. But this time they didn’t have my favorite potato bacon soup so I’ve decided to go with beef barley soup.
Yum! It was very good. When I came home I already new that I will be making this soup at home. I just made my own way. To the addition of the barley I added some brown rice. Carrots are always in my home so I knew they will be in beef barley soup as well.
Soups are often seen in my home. They are delicious and healthy. I have my own favorite soups like Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Crock Pot Chili. But some my favorite European soups are difficult to make in Canada. I just can’t buy necessary ingredients that are required.
This beef barley soup I made in crock pot. First, I cooked my beef first in the frying pan, then I transferred into the crock pot. The whole process of making this hearty beef barley soup wasn’t long.
Do you like beef barley soup?
Brown Rice Beef Barley Soup
- 5 cups water
- 2 cups diced beef
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 carrot shredded
- 1 celery stick diced
- half parsnip sliced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup cooked barley
Turn crock pot on high. Add 5 cups water.
In a frying pan melt butter, add beef. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes on medium/low heat.
Add tomato paste and mix with beef.
Transfer beef into the crock pot.
Add carrot, celery, parsnip, frozen peas, thyme, bay leaves. Season with some salt and pepper.
Cook on high for 2 hours. After this time add brown rice and barley. Cook another 30 minutes.