Recipe for Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup
- 2 pounds (1kg) beef stew meat
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces (225g) quartered mushrooms
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 diced stalks of celery
- 2 diced carrots
- 4-6 cloves minced garlic
- 6 cups (1.4 liter) low sodium beef broth/stock
- 1 (14.5oz) (411g) can diced tomatoes
- ¾ cup (140g) rinsed pearl barley
- 2 small peeled and diced potatoes
- 2 tablespoons better than bullion beef base (or use 2-4 cubes)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Set Instant Pot to sauté setting. When hot add in stew meat, olive oil, and season with a little salt and pepper. Brown meat on all sides then remove and set aside. (about 5 minutes).
Add mushrooms and sauté until nicely browned. (May need to add a little more oil)
Add onion, celery, and carrot. Season with salt and pepper if desired and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add in garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
Add a little beef broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan and be sure to scrape up all the browned bits to avoid the burn error.
Add remaining broth, browned meat, tomatoes, barley, potatoes, beef base, bay leaf, and thyme.
Place lid on Instant Pot and turn to the locking position.
Set vent to sealing and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
Let the Instant Pot do a natural release of pressure for 15 minutes then turn the vent to release the remaining pressure before removing the lid.
If you want to freeze the soup let it cool completely and pour it into a freezer-safe container. Freeze for 4-6 months. Thaw completely and reheat.
What to serve with Beef and Barley Soup
- Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
- Simple side salad
- Any fruit salad
Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 23mgSodium 359mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 10g
Please note, I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition information on this blog, EsmeSalon, has been calculated by using an online calculator and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, please be advised that you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.
As always we have more Soup recipes for you to make: How about this Instant pot Beef and Veggie Soup; Osso Buco Bean and Vegetable Soup; Amazing Mushroom Sweet Corn Soup; or the Belly-warming Spicy Lentil Soup.
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