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Ground Beef and Barley Soup

I came across this recipe years ago at a recipe exchange through a church group. The contributor didn't sign her name, so I don't know who to thank. But my husband and son thank me for preparing it by helping themselves to seconds and thirds! - Ellen McCleary, Scotland, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes or until barley is tender. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 168 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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