Let this hearty soup simmer in your slow cooker during the day and you’ll come home to a wholesome and comforting weeknight dinner. It’s loaded with chunks of tender beef, lots of veggies, and barley, and it’s all cooked together in a simply seasoned broth.
I think I ate nearly an entire batch of this soup by myself last week. Not in one sitting. . . I swear. . . it was over the course of a few days.
It’s very uncharacteristic of me to do such a thing. I like variety in my life and will rarely eat the same thing twice from one day to the next, but wow, I couldn’t get enough of this soup. I know my husband had a bowl and I believe Boy #2 had a bowl or two, but the rest was mine.
It has that leftover pasta thing happening. You know? The thing where it tastes even better on the reheat. I warmed a bowl-full for myself the second day and noticed the barley was a bit softer and plumper but still retained a nice, slightly chewy bite. The flavors intensified and the whole situation was just really, really good. Literally to the last drop – and there was not a drop left at the end. [Read More…]