Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c Chopped onion
  • 1 cl Minced garlic
  • 7 c Water
  • 1 cn (14.5-oz) unsalted whole Tomatoes undrained cut into Pieces
  • 1/2 c Medium barley
  • 1/2 c Sliced celery
  • 1/2 c Sliced carrots
  • 2 Beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 ts Crushed basil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 pk (9-oz) frozen mixed Vegetables
DIRECTIONS
  1. In 4 quart saucepan or dutch oven, brown meat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender. Drain. Stir in remaining ingredients except frozen vegetables. Cover, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 50-60 minutes,stirring occasionally.Add frozen vegetables; cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Additional water may be added if soup becomes too thick upon standing.