Crockpot Beef Barley Soup: A Hearty Bowl of Comfort 🍲🥩

Embrace the warmth of a slow-cooked masterpiece with our Crockpot Beef Barley Soup. This hearty concoction melds tender beef, wholesome barley, and an array of vegetables into a rich broth, delivering a bowl of comfort that’s perfect for chilly days. Let your crockpot do the work, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify, resulting in a soup that not only satiates the appetite but also nourishes the soul.


  • 1.5 lbs stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Brown the Beef:
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the cubed stewing beef until it develops a rich sear on all sides. Transfer the beef to the crockpot.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Add rinsed pearl barley, diced carrots, celery, chopped onion, minced garlic, beef broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to the crockpot with the browned beef.
  1. Slow Cook:
  • Set the crockpot to low and let the ingredients simmer and meld for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender, and the flavors have fully developed.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  1. Serve:
  • Ladle the warm and hearty Beef Barley Soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley for a burst of color and added freshness.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve this comforting soup with crusty bread or crackers, allowing the wholesome flavors to unfold with every spoonful.

Enjoying a bowl of our Crockpot Beef Barley Soup will allow you to savor the simplicity and heartiness of a perfectly slow-cooked meal. This soup is a feast for the senses, with its flavorful blend of vegetables, wholesome barley, and tender beef. 🍲🥩✨ Savor it in company or by yourself, knowing that every spoonful offers a hint of comfort and contentment.