Quick Beef and Barley Soup
While we’re talking barley this month, Canada Beef let us have their recipe for this super-quick and easy, hearty soup that’s just perfect for those weekday dinners.
Heat vegetable oil in a large pot. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat to soften, about 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste, stirring to coat vegetables. Add barley, beef broth, water and stewed tomatoes. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until barley is tender, about 15 minutes.
Add cooked beef and heat through for about 2 minutes.