Amish Beef Barley Soup Recipe: A Hearty Beef & Barley Soup Recipe From the Amish Country by 30Seconds Food

Amish Beef Barley Soup Recipe: A Hearty Beef & Barley Soup Recipe From the Amish Country

Full of tender beef and vegetables, this easy Amish beef and barley soup recipe is a hearty and delicious stick-to-your-ribs meal. Serve with fresh bread and butter. If you love Amish recipes, this one just might become a favorite.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth (you could use 1 can chicken broth and 1 can beef broth)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • chopped parsley, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil. Add the meat and cook until browned on all sides. Remove to a plate. 
  2. Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Pour in the broth, water and barley. Season with salt and pepper. Put the meat back into the pot. Cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with parsley.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This soup looks like the perfect comfort food. I love Amish food, Old World goodness! #yum
Perfect soup recipe, wow...
Looks delicious 😋

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