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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup

One of the best things about the weather cooling off in the fall is the opportunity to enjoy soup!  It has been in the 50's and rainy the past several days so I took that as a sign that it was soup time!

Crock pot Beef Barley Soup is quick to assemble and ready to eat when you get home from work or other activities.  Add a loaf of French Bread and it's a filling and satisfying meal.

Crock pot Beef Barley Soup

1/2 lb. beef cut into small cubes (or use lean ground beef)
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 small clove garlic or 1 tsp. garlic in a jar.
1/2 C. barley
6 cups water
4 tsp. beef boullion (or use 6 cups of canned beef broth instead of boullion and water)
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.  

Serve right away or freeze in individual portions to use for lunch or dinner!

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