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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
Easy slow cooker beef barley soup recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with vegetables, pearl barley, broth, wine, Italian herbs.
Yield: 6 People


  • 1.5 pounds Cooked stew meat cubes or chuck roast cubes, Can use leftovers from a previous meal
  • 3-4 Carrots , Medium size, Peeled, Diced
  • 1.5 cups Onion , Finely chopped
  • 3-4 Potatoes , Medium size, Peeled, Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 stalks Celery , Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic , Minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, Finely chopped
  • 6 cups Beef broth , Low sodium
  • 1 cup Red wine, Optional, Or replace with beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup Tomato sauce,  Or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt , To taste
  • Pepper, To taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3/4 Pearl barley
  • 3/4 cup Frozen vegetables , Use a blend of your favorite veggies
  • 1-2 tbsp Parsley , Fresh, Finely chopped, For garnish


  • In a slow cooker, add cooked meat.
    If you don't have cooked meat, heat 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan and saute beef over medium-high heat until golden brown. Then, add this into a crockpot.
  • Add carrots, onion, potatoes, celery, garlic, ginger, broth, wine, tomato paste, tomato sauce, mustard, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, bay leaf, barley. Mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on High heat for 4 hours.
  • Then, mix in frozen vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat for 2 hours.
  • Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The soup will get thicker because the barley will continue to absorb the broth. Mix in more broth or water, when heating,  to make it thinner again. 


Calories: 414kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 376mg, Potassium: 1232mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 6536IU, Vitamin C: 32mg, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 414
Author: Abeer Rizvi