Beef Barley & Spinach Soup – Quick and Easy


Total time to prepare – Approximately one (1) hour

A Quick and Easy Recipe – Serves 8



  • item one 1 lb. Ground Beef (85%)
  • item two 1-14.5 oz. can Stewed Tomatoes
  • item three 32 oz. Beef Stock
  • item four 1-cup (8 oz) Vegetable Broth
  • item five 1 large onion – diced
  • item six 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • item seven 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Item eight 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • item nine 1/2 tsp. Dried Thyme
  • item ten 1 cup Red Bell Pepper – diced
  • item eleven 1/2 cup Celery – diced
  • item twelve 1 cup Carrots – Peeled and sliced thin
  • item thirteen 1/2 cup Barley – QUICK COOKING
  • item fourteen 4 cups Spinach – baby or torn


  1. item one Brown ground beef in dutch oven, break-up the meat. Remove meat and place on paper towels, cool. Pat the grease from the beef. Wipe out the dutch oven with paper towels.
  2. item two Add to dutch oven: Stewed Tomatoes, red pepper, celery, carrots, onion, garlic powder, dried thyme, beef stock, vegetable broth, salt, pepper and return ground beef to pot.
  3. item three Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer for twenty (20) minutes.
  4. item four Add barley and simmer for additional fifteen (15) minutes.
  5. item five Add spinach stir. Allow to wilt for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve & enjoy. If not using all the soup at one sitting, refrigerate. The barley will soak up some of the liquid. Add additional vegetable broth to increase liquid to desired consistency.

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