Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beef Barley Soup

I made some soup for dinner yesterday, put it all together in the slow cooker around noon, and by 4:30 the house was smelling very yummy! Put some drop biscuits in the oven so that they would be ready when the soup was. I posted what I made for dinner on my Facebook page, and felt that I should post the recipes on here to share! So here are the recipes for my dinner last night....

Beef Barley Soup

2 c. carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 c. celery, thinly sliced
3/4 c. green pepper, diced
1 c. onion, diced
1 lb. stew beef, cubed
1/2 c. pearl barley, uncooked
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
3 cubes beef bouillon
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. dried basil
5 c. water

Layer vegetables, beef and barley in a slow cooker, add seasonings. Pour water over all; do not stir. Cover and cook on low setting for 9-11 hours. Makes 4-6 servings.

*I adjusted this recipe a little....I always do this to recipes. I added a can of cream of celery soup and a little less water.  I also cooked it on high for about 5 hours.

Chive Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits
from TOH Diabetic Cookbook 2004

1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. toasted wheat germ, divided
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp.chopped fresh chives or 1 tsp. dried chives
2 tsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. cold margarine
1 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese ( I used cheddar)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. wheat germ, baking powder, chives and sugar in a bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and cheese, stir until just combined.
Drop by rounded tsp. onto baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with remaining wheat germ. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove immediately from baking sheet. Makes 12 servings.

I should add that both of these recipes do very well with my glucose numbers. I'm always happy to find yummy new recipes that I can eat without worry!

I would have posted pictures of this soup, didn't last long! Even Emily dug into it and finished her bowl almost before I was finished with it.


Mardell said...

Hi Renae,
I love Beef-barley soup! I make it quite abit in the winter months. About the only thing I do different is put in a can of diced tomatoes & towards the end about a half a bag of frozen mixed veggies.

covnitkepr1 said...

Stop it...Stop it...your killing me. There's no beef in the house and no barley either and you have made me so hungry for beef/barley soup. lol
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Jenny said...

Yum, Renae. Sounds delicious!

Angie Berry said...

Sounds so good!!

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