Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup

Thursday, August 17, 2023
A comforting bowl of Beef Barley Soup made in the Crock Pot is loaded with tender beef, lots of veggies, and soft chewy barley. It can be made on the stove or slow cooker and freezes well.

A side shot of a bowl of Beef Barley Soup in a green bowl with crackers on a small white plate in the background.

Another souper easy soup.. Get it souper... Ha..Ha.. I crack myself up...

I've been falling in love with my crock pot these last few months and this Crockpot Beef Vegetable Barley Soup is another winner, winner beef dinner.

Alright I better stop with my corny jokes..

The weather's still showing no signs of spring so I'm sticking to comfort food until I can climb out of hibernation. 

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.. Sunshine in my eyes makes me cry.. Sunshine on the water looks so lovely.. I'm pretty sure I really miss the sunshine...

Sorry about that I'm totally having sunshine withdrawals, and the short days leaves me a limited amount of time to take decent looking photos of food.

I just keep telling myself 2 more months and we will hopefully be back to 60 degrees days on occasion. 

I'm hopeful my back will finally be closer to normal so I can be up to my elbows in dirt planting lettuce, broccoli, sweet peas and lots of zucchini. Oh how I miss thee....

Anyways here's how I make Crockpot Beef Vegetable Barley Soup:

A down shot of Beef Stew Meat, Diced Onion, Beef Broth, Water, Diced Tomatoes, Carrots, Celery, Pearl Barley, Granulated Garlic, Thyme Rosemary, Salt, and Pepper in a crock pot.

I used fresh thyme and rosemary because I happened to have some left over from Christmas but dried would work equally well.

Just to note I did use high quality Organic Beef Broth.. I know some of you might be disappointed in my choice but since the car accident a lot of things have had to give and most of it's come down to how much time I can spend on my feet.

Colt's been doing a lot of the cooking for the last 6 months with some guidance so we've had to cut a few corners here and there for both of our sanities.

But if you happen to have Homemade Beef Stock by all means add it!  If not good quality store bought it fine. 

  • 1 1/2 pounds Chopped Beef Stew Meat 
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced 
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 cups Water
  • 14.5 ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 whole Diced Carrots
  • 4 stalks Diced Celery
  • 3/4 cup Pearl Barley
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Set crock pot to high for 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.

30 minutes before serving taste soup and add salt and pepper as needed. Add peas, stir well, and cook an additional 30 minutes.

A down shot of Beef Barley Soup in a light green bowl with a second bowl of Beef Barley Soup in the top right corner.

Serve with crackers, rolls or these Easy Cheesy Garlic and Herb Breadsticks.

A down shot of Beef Barley Soup in a light green bowl on a light green plate with crackers resting on the side of plate.

Simply divine my sweet friends. 

Try it! I promise you'll love it! 

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Author: Serena
Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

Hearty Beef Barley Vegetable Soup Recipe made in the Crock Pot is a simple and delicious dinner or lunch recipe.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 15 M


  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 4 cups Beef Broth (Homemade or Good Quality Pre-made)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 14.5 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 whole Large Carrots, Diced
  • 4 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 3/4 cup Pearl Barley
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh or Dried Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 pounds Stew Meat, Cut into Bite Size Pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 cup Frozen or Fresh Peas


  1. Add onion, beef broth, water, tomatoes, carrots, celery, barley, granulated garlic, thyme, rosemary, stew meat, salt, and pepper to crock pot. Stir well.
  2. Set crock pot to high for 6 hours or to low for 8-10 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before serving soup adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add frozen peas and stir.
  4. Cook until peas are heated through.

Nutrition Facts




6.65 g

Sat. Fat

2.23 g


30.95 g


7.77 g

Net carbs

23.19 g


5.57 g


32.13 g


1100.28 mg


70.31 mg

The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.

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  1. Yummy! A beautiful and hearty soup...perfect for this time of year :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. This soup looks wonderful and so hearty! Perfect for the colder months and love that it's made in the crockpot too :)

  3. I'm going out of town for a bit and want to make some yummy soups for my husband to just heat up and eat. Beef barley is one that I know he will love and this recipe sounds perfect. Thank you for all your great recipes - I sure enjoy reading your blog and yes, I do love your sense of humor!!!

    1. Thanks so much! I hope you husband enjoyed the soup and you were able to enjoy your time away!

  4. Serena, there's nothing wrong with good purchased stock. Actually, for most people that's more reality :) Your soup looks wonderful and I love that it comes together so easy in the slow cooker. It sounds perfect for these chilly days. I live in NC and they're predicting snow next week, almost unheard of here!! It's definitely soup time!

  5. I went to a girls school when I was a kid and they made the most wonderful beef and barley soup. It might be only in my memory but it was the best food I'd ever put in my mouth. I haven't tried to make it for years - I think I'll try yours and see how it goes. It looks wonderful!

  6. In your story you say 2 whole large onions but in the recipe ingredients you say 1/2 large onion. Please correct this in recipe. Thanks

    1. Thank you so much for catching my error! Thank you, Serena


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