Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Soup for the Cold Winter Days yum! yum!

Hearty Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

serves 10: cooking time 60 -90 minutes

1 pound cut up or shredded roast beef left overs
1 minced garlic clove
1 12-ounce can undrained whole tomatoes unsalted cut into pieces
1/2 cup sliced celery
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped white onions
7 cups water
1/2 cup medium barley uncooked
1 10 1/2-ounce can beef broth
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried basil
1 9-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
Vegetable oil

In a 4 quart saucepan or Dutch oven use enough oil to sauté onion add garlic and meat sauté until onion is tender. Stir in Remaining ingredients except frozen vegetables. Cover bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 60 - 90 minutes , stirring occasionally. Add frozen vegetables; cook about 10 - 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Additional water may be added if soup becomes too thick upon standing.
Serves approximately 10.
You can also use this recipe in slow cooker. Medium heat 4-6 hours.

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