Monday, September 19, 2005

Recipe: Hearty Barley Soup

My mom sends this recipe that was a favorite of ours when we were kids. It's called "Hearty Barley Soup," but my brother used to call it "Barbie Barbie Soup." A nice dish for when the weather turns cold.

Hearty Barley Soup

1 lb left over pot roast or beef roast, diced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped cabbage or fresh broccoli stems
½ cup barley
3 1/2 cups beef stock
½ cup tomato sauce
½ teas salt
1/8 teas pepper
1/4 teas ground marjoram
1 bay leaf
dash of chili powder

Brown beef and onion in heavy pan and add celery and cabbage/broccoli stem and barley and stir fry 3-5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; simmer, covered, 1 hour or until barley is tender.