Beef and Barley Soup

June 29, 2010

Time to take out doona... 
Perth weather had been creating news ... we had few cold days last week... temperature dropped below 0 degrees Celcius in the city and -ve4 in the bush!!!
I woke up to an icy, frosty morning... a marvellous sight... everywhere around the garden covered in frost... from far ~ it looks like someone had dusted my garden with some icing sugar... yes.. I am always thinking of FOOD!!
Oregano with speckled of frost

In cold days like these, its nice to have hot soup... its better if we can have one pot meal... just chopped all vegetables, add meat and cook everything in a slow cooker... while we enjoy the comfort of nice warm bed with a good book...

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup 

  • 1kg gravy beef - cut into 1 in cubes
  • 1 liter V8 juice
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 1 cup of chopped leeks
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 carrots - chopped
  • 1/3 cup pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly chopped oregano
Coat the beef with flour and give a quick 'cook' on all side .. to seal the juice. Spray oil and saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Transfer the onion , beef and all the rest into a slow cooker. Pour in the V8 juice. Cook on HIGH for at least 5 hours. Season to taste.

Serve with crusty bread.


  1. Great idea to get in the V8 juice in your beef and barley soup!

  2. tigerfish,
    V8 gave a nice flavour... :)