Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beef and Barley Soup



Yes, you - in front of the computer in your bathrobe nomming on those Cheetos!

Want to hear the easiest recipe ever for a great tasting meal...that's actually good for you?

Of course you do!

No, there's no need to lick off all that cheesy powder of doom - you're fingers are stained bright orange with the proof of your winter-time indiscretions. There's no hiding it now.

But seriously, this may not be the most glamorous soup in the world, but for the amount of effort required it should be carried through the streets, hoisted over heads, and loudly applauded by crowds great and small. Barley is low in fat and high in awesomeness.

Or you can just make some really friggin' easy great tasting beef and barley soup and save all this horse-crap for something else.

Meh...hyperbole is fun.

Beef and Barley Soup

10 oz. steak, cubed (you choose, I use eye of round)
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
3 ribs celery, washed, trimmed, and chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup pearl barley
8 cups beef stock (or 8 cups water and 2 1/2 tablespoons boullion)
salt and pepper to taste

Get a pot. Put it on the stove over medium heat. Add everything all at once. Put the lid on. Simmer for 1/2 hour. Remove cover. Simmer for 15 minutes further. Eat with tasty warm bread and butter.

Don't burn your mouth on the awesomeness.


Kristin said...

Barley is one of those one-hit wonder foods. I mean, have you ever really made anything with it BUT beef and barley soup? I'm sure it can be used for lots of other tasty things, but it never is. Why is that?

cookiecrumb said...

Ooh, nice photos from your spooky photo box.
You know how you taped two layers of tissue paper to the holes you cut out? I wonder if you might get the same effect from a big plastic storage bin. No cutting, no taping.
Barley soup = good. Happy winter.

Donna-FFW said...

I love quick and easy soups. This is right up my alley for a quick lunch. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Just want to say that your lightbox is amazing! :) We remember your past post about how you built one and now we're determined to do the same, so we can have awesome pics of yummy beef and barley in a bowl!

Kevin said...

That beef and barley soup looks good!

katie said...

Ha ha! Looks delicious, I do not have enough soup recipes. Hubs told me when we first met that he didn't eat soup so I always shy away from it-even though now I know he was full of crap.