Beef Barley Soup

Staying with the “Gruel” theme for lunch, I got another bag of barley and a can of mushrooms.

Add a slab of beef and it can officially be called “Beef Barley Soup.”

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A simple browning of the beef in the dutch oven.

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Toss in the drained can of mushrooms.

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Add the water and barley,

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BEHOLD !!!!

Beef Barley Soup.

9 comments on “Beef Barley Soup

  1. Josh says:

    So easy, a caveman could do it. Or even me.

  2. sarasinart says:

    And I’ve often made something similar and it’s GOOD!

  3. cmblake6 says:

    Sounds VERY nice. Might just have to try that.

    • Matthew W says:

      I did add a little salt and pepper to the meat, but other than that, it is mostly a good barley flavor.
      This is the kind of lunch I make to take to work where it’s mostly just about putting food in the piehole!

      • cmblake6 says:

        I might be tempted to use a beef stock, but yours does sound superb.

        • Matthew W says:

          I see no reason that beef stock should not be used.
          I was tempted to use the water that the mushrooms cam in for added flavor.
          The gruel I made the previous week with the mushrooms had a really,really good flavor.

        • cmblake6 says:

          I bet it did! And I’ve got some dried shiitakkes that might go well in that.

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