Italian Soups Italian Vegetables Recipes



Barley and beef soup is an ancient dish, originating from the peasant tradition, very simple and tasty.

Cereals, meat and vegetables are combined to give life to a unique dish, ideal to be tasted in the cold winter days!

Let’s see together how to make it!


Servings: 4


  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 2 pounds of boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large white potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of peas, drained
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of barley
  • 1 Tbls of fresh thyme or 1/2 Tbls of dried
  • 1/4 cup of fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper



Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan.

Add the beef and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and potato and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

Deglaze the pan with the red wine.

Place all the ingredients into a crock pot.

Add the tomatoes, peas, beef broth, water, barley, thyme, parsley and bay leaves.

Season with salt and pepper and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or until all the meat is nice and tender.

Remove the bay leaves and serve with the Italian bread.

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  • Reply
    Rick Nocella
    October 27, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    why can’t I print any of the recipes

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      Eatalian Recipes
      October 28, 2021 at 5:31 am

      Scroll down recipe and click on printfriendly button

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    Terese Jackson
    March 17, 2022 at 2:05 am

    The recipe calls for a “can” of peas but the I don’t see any green peas in the photos. Are you using dried yellow peas?

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