Beef and Barley Soup: Heavenly, Healthy, and Hearty Recipe

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Beef and  Barley Soup: Heavenly,  Healthy, and Hearty
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  1. Wash beef; pat dry with paper towels. Trim away any visible fat; season beef with salt and pepper (to taste). Cut into small bite-sized cubes.
  2. Melt butter in a large, heavy-bottom saucepan. Transfer the beef to the hot butter and cook over medium heat until brown on all sides.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until barley is tender and beef is fork-tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaf and laddle into warmed soup bowls. Enjoy your soup as a meal complete unto itself or add a lightly-dressed fresh spinach salad and warm crusty french/italian bread.
  5. COOK'S TIP: For a delicious twist on traditional beef and barley soup, when it's done simmering stir in 4 cups of fresh baby spinach. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6170.95 Kcal (25837 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.81g 17%
Cholesterol 56.81mg 19%
Sodium 582.91mg 24%
Potassium 636.29mg 14%
Total Carbs 490.63g 164%
Sugars 3.58g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.65g 15%
Protein 61.81g 124%
Vitamin C 10.6mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 52.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 34.84 Kcal (146 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.06g 17%
Cholesterol 0.32mg 19%
Sodium 3.29mg 24%
Potassium 3.59mg 14%
Total Carbs 2.77g 164%
Sugars 0.02g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 15%
Protein 0.35g 124%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 18%
Calcium 0.3mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 123.6
  • 61

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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