Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, January 2, 2009

Soup Weather

It's been cold and snowy here in Utah so a few days ago I decided to make some beef and barley soup. It's delicious and fairly nutritious and freezes well. It should have been made in a bigger pot. Beef and Barley Soup
2 lbs lean ground beef or ground turkey
16 oz. chopped canned tomatoes
1 cup V8 or tomato juice
7 cups water
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
1 can green beans
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 cup pearl barley
2 potatoes, peeled and chunked
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Brown meat in soup pot. Add all ingredients except carrots and potatoes. Simmer 45 minutes. Add carrots and potatoes. Cook another 15 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are done.


Lorilee said...

MMMM looks and sounds yummy! I worked out in the yard in jeans and t-shirt and got a little warm today here in South Texas! I do think it is supposed to be cooler tomorrow.

Sandy Toes said...

Sounds perfect in cold weather!
-sandy toes

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Mimi Sue, thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. I agree, this is perfect soup weather...mmmm good!


Kelli said...

It looks delicious and very warming! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Aubrey said...

that looks tasty. i think i don't like lorilee, or better move to texas. at least it got to 50 yesterday.

The Bentley Family said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to try making this one.

Lallee said...

I wish I could reach through the screen and have that cup of soup. It looks so delicious. You would probably be in danger of my not giving that RED cup back though ;-)