Barley, beef and mushroom broth

The perfect combination for winter days – creamy barley soup will revive you. None of the family members will complain, because it is “mega delicious”.

When the cold sets in and gloomy days take over our everyday life, what can warm us better than a delicious and healthy soup. We found the recipe for such a wonderful soup on the blog Livelifetoo.


  • 2 spoons of olive oil
  • 230 g of chopped champignons or portobello mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • About 400 g of beef (clean meat)
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • Water
  • A little more chopped mushrooms – about 1 cup (optional)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into rings
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 cup of barley
  • Pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Pour the oil into a larger pan (with a thicker bottom), then put it on the stove at a medium temperature. Sauté the pieces of beef, red onion and garlic until they are lightly browned.

barley soup

Add 1 cup of broth, stir, then add chopped mushrooms. Pour in the second cup of broth and add the thyme. Add water (to cover everything or a little more, make sure it doesn’t boil). Leave to simmer covered. Be careful not to boil. Let the broth cook until the beef is tender. Add water if necessary.

Add the barley, more mushrooms (if using) and carrots. Let it cook until the barley is fully cooked. You will need to add water or broth (optional).

Add salt, if necessary and pepper as desired. When the soup is ready, serve it warm and sprinkle each plate with a little chopped parsley.

Read how to make Russian soup with barley and pickles.

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