Friday, August 16, 2013

Easy Beef Barley Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
2 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 celery rib, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup medium pearl barley
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Directions:

In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir the beef, mushrooms, celery and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Stir in the carrots, potato, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley.   Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until barley is tender. Whisk in milk and tomato paste; heat through.

Yield: 4 servings, (1 3/4 cup)
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