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barley broth



Barley Broth is a nutrient-dense, hearty soup that has been popular for centuries. Often considered as comfort food, it's made using pearl barley, vegetables, and often some type of meat. This is a common dish particularly in Scottish and East European cuisines. It's a simple yet delicious dish that is often enjoyed during cold seasons, and is known for being rich in fiber and protein.

Get the best of both worlds - the taste you love and the health benefits you need - with barley broth

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pearl barley

1 cup

tbsp olive oil


onions, chopped


carrots, diced


celery sticks, chopped


lean stewing beef, cut into small pieces


beef or vegetable stock

2 litres

Salt and pepper to taste



Step 1:

Rinse the pearl barley under cold water and set aside.

Step 2:

In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Step 3:

Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and saute for 5 minutes until they are slightly tender.

Step 4:

Add the beef to the pot and cook until it is browned on all sides.

Step 5:

Add the pearl barley to the pot and stir well.

Step 6:

Pour in the stock, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until the barley and vegetables are tender.

Step 7:

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8:

Serve the barley broth hot with a side of crusty bread.

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