Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

This kidney-friendly vegetable beef barley soup recipe creates a hearty soup that uses seasonal and nutritious ingredients to create a meal that will warm you up on the coldest day! It’s perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather, or just want to eat something comforting. This vegetable beef barley soup can be made in your crockpot or on the stovetop for a fast and hearty meal! Now, let’s get cooking!

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Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 LBs beef stew meat, diced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth, low sodium
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 frozen package (16 ounces) vegetables
  • 2 potatoes, soaked and diced
  • 1/2 cup barley

How to Prepare Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

  • Season beef with pepper
  • Add 2 TBSP oil to stew pot and saute 5 minutes
  • Add 2 more TBSP of oil and add onions, carrots and mushrooms
  • Saute for 5 minutes; stir often
  • Add garlic and thyme; saute for 3 minutes
  • Add chicken broth and water to pot
  • Add mixed vegtables, potatoes and barley
  • Stir and bring to boil
  • Cover and reduce heat
  • Simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup Nutrition Facts

(makes 10 servings)

Calories 270
Carbohydrates 22 g
Protein 23 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Fat N/A
Sodium 105 mg
Potassium 678 mg
Phosphorus 250 mg

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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