Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

    Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup


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    About this recipe: Meaty beef soup bones are combined with vegetables, barley and heaps of garlic in this easy-to-prepare soup. Just give it 8 hours to cook in a slow cooker.

    Serves: 16 

    • 2 beef soup bones
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 5 stalks celery, halved
    • 1 onion, quartered
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 bouquet garni
    • 6 carrots, peeled and halved
    • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
    • 11 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 185g (1 cup) pearl barley

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

    1. Place beef bones in a large slow cooker. Add salt, celery stalks, onion, pepper, bouquet garni, carrots, parsley and garlic.
    2. Fill slow cooker within 5cm of the top with hot water, cover and cook for 6 hours on high heat, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add barley and cook for 2 more hours stirring occasionally or until meat can easily be removed from bones.
    4. Remove and discard onion, bouquets garni, celery and parsley.
    5. Transfer bones to a dish and remove meat from the bones, being careful not to take off cartilage or gristle. Place meat back into soup, stir, and serve.

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