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Homemade Beef Barley Soup

This luxurious soup spotlighting barley packs an impressive 16 grams of protein.
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This luxurious soup spotlighting barley, from The Almond Eater, packs an impressive 16 grams of protein. High in vitamin A and selenium, we're going back for seconds of this tasty soup. And lest we forget, barley is one of the best complex carbohydrates to eat for weight loss.

Ingredients:

2 cups cubed beef
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup carrots, chopped
¼ cup celery, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp onion powder
2 cups barley
4 cups (32 oz.) low sodium beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste

Per serving:
435 calories
10.5 g fat (1.8 g saturated)
789 mg sodium

How to Make It:


Step 1

In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and cook beef until no longer red.

Step 2

While beef is cooking, cook barley according to the instructions on the package.

Step 3

Next, chop up carrots, celery and garlic. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet and cook carrots and celery. Wait about 5 minutes and then add garlic. Wait another 5 minutes and then add onion powder and broth to pan.

Step 4

Once the beef has finished cooking, add it to the pan with the broth, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Pour that mixture into a large bowl. Once barley is done cooking, add it to the bowl; mix everything together.

Step 6

Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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