Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup


(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

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