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Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup
Yields 6
John and I love soup. In the fall and winter we eat a lot of soup. Serve this with a salad and you have a very filling dinner. Enjoy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. • 1 ounce dried mushrooms
  2. • 4 slices Circle B Ranch Hickory Smokked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  3. • 1 ½ lbs. stewing beef (chunk, round, or brisket) Cut into 2-inch pieces
  4. • 1 cup onion, diced
  5. • 1 cup carrot, diced
  6. • 1 cup celery, diced
  7. • 8 oz. dried mushrooms, quartered or sliced
  8. • 2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
  9. • 1 tsp. thyme, chopped
  10. • 2 tsp. paprika
  11. • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  12. • 4 cups beef broth
  13. • 1 cup pot barley
  14. • 2 bay leaves
  15. • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  16. • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  17. • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  18. • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cover the dried mushrooms in one cup of just boiled water and let sit until tender, about 15 minutes, before draining, reserving the water, and chopping the mushrooms.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat before setting aside.
  3. Add the beef and sear until lightly golden brown on all sides before setting aside.
  4. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, thyme, paprika and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon while the broth simmers.
  7. Add the broth, barley, bacon, beef, reserved chopped mushrooms, reserved mushroom water, bay leaves, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the beef is tender enough to fall apart, about 2-3 hours. OR transfer to a preheated 350° F oven and roast, covered, until the beef is tender, approximately 2-3 hours. OR transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours (On high for 3-5 hours).
  8. Remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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