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Beef Vegetable Barley Soup

Beef Vegetable Barley Soup



Servings: 6
Calories: 230 kcal

Barley has many health benefits. Barley has some of the highest fibre content of the food grains. Dietary fibre intake reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. 



  • 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lb top sirloin beef or other lean cut, trimmed and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups reduced sodium beef broth (fat free)
  • 1/2 cup pot barley
  • 1 cup cut green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp browning and seasoning sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves


  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat; add beef and sauté until browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In same pot, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat; add onions and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add broth and barley; stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, celery, carrots, sauces and thyme. Cover and simmer for an additional 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef and simmer until heated through.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 4*

*The Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Inmyel and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® registered trademark.

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2017.

Nutrition information and SmartPoints® values do not include any optional ingredients. Both should be considered approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 6690mg 279%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.