Friday, October 28, 2016

Soup's On

Check this out! Soup's on! I know I wanted to post about power bowls. I will I promise! It started to rain here and get cooler. I have been wanting to make a hearty soup. I've been searching and searching. I haven't found the exact one yet. I want a little bit of beef stew and French onion but beef or mushroom barley. It all started with this mushroom barely soup I had. I licked the bowl, it was amazing.

This is a beef and barely soup in the slow cooker. They are instructions for stove top from the link I got this from.

I will say I will be tweaking these steps slightly. The barley needs at least 2 hours to cook. There wasn't clear directions. It said to simmer for 1 hour, so I turned it back on and let it cook for one hour. I tried it and it was still crunchy. We had take out for dinner ha! I put it on high for 2 hours and that did the trick. So if you're going to be putting this in the slow cooker I recommend at hour 5 you put the barely in.


2 pounds stew meat (the more marble the better)
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 cups of water
3 heaping tablespoons of better than bullion
2 sweet onions chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
5 cloves of garlic
1 cup barely rinsed
3 carrots shredded (to be put in the last hour)
1 russet potatoe shredded (to be put in the last hour


Salt and pepper the stew meat. Add oil to pan and heat at medium high. In small batches (I have a Dutch oven did mine in 2 batches) brown meat in thirds so there isn't crowding. When all the meat is browned put it back in the pot and add 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil, stir to get all of the delicious browned bits. Pour the beef and water plus the remaining 6 cups into the slow cooker. Add the celery, onions and garlic. Set on low for 8 hours. At hour 6 is when I would put the barley in. At hour 7 add the shredded carrots and potatoes cook for 1 more hour, hopefully this will turn out great! The flavors are so yummy and it smells so wonderful all day long. My husband and I had ad to try some so we had a late night bowl. We had ours with garlic bread.


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