Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup

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(new photo added February 2014)

This is one of Tom’s and my favorite soups. It has, in fact, always been one of my favorites but it’s a new favorite for Tom. You see, when I first bought barley to make this soup, he looked at me funny. Barley? Isn’t that what horses eat?  Sigh. One bite of this soup and he was singing a different tune. Now he requests this ALL the time.

This soup has tender beef infused with just a little red wine, chewy barley and vegetables in an aromatic broth. It’s not terribly thick as written, but the barley absorbs a lot of the liquid as it sits, so I tend to use a little extra. If you plan on eating this all right away, you may want to reduce the broth a bit.

Unfortunately, after blogging nearly a year, I have still not gotten the hang of photographing soup.

Note: Recipe has been altered slightly since original post date.

Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup