Beef Barley Soup with Spinach
Ingredients icon 8 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 6 to 8 servings
Time icon 2 to 2-1/4 hours
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 package (.9 to 1.43 ounces) dry onion-mushroom soup mix

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 cup medium pearled barley

  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach

Preparation

  1. Combine beef, water, soup mix, thyme, salt and pepper in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 60 minutes.

  2. Stir in barley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until beef is fork-tender and barley is tender. Stir in spinach; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving, 1/6 of recipe: 248 calories; 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 294 mg sodium; 13 g carbohydrate; 3.5 g fiber; 29 g protein; 4.2 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 18.9 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 100.9 mg choline.

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