Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup

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Beef barley soup is very yummy. It is easy to make, tender and juicy. It is the most delicious and simplest soup you will ever made in your Instant Pot!

This rich, homemade, and hearty soup is all you need in cold winter days. The soup with tender beef chunks, nutritious barley, and loads of veggies is the perfect combo for a refreshing and nourishing meal.

Beef and Barley soup is a homemade classic and is so much better than the canned version. Yes, some like to go on the easy way and just buy the canned stuff, but with thanks to this Instant Pot beef barley soup recipe, you will be able to enjoy a natural and much delicious soup in no time!

This Instant Pot beef barley soup is a great blend of beef, barley, carrots, potatoes, and rich beef broth.

This soup is really good for building up the flavors, and you can mix and play with different spices and seasonings.

Can I add more vegetables?

Yes! You can toss in other veggies like celery, chopped tomatoes, or anything you like.

What Beef to Use?

This recipe works great with stew meat or chuck roast, as these are perfect for the soups and stews.

Can I add more spices?

Yes! You can also add in desired herbs, like parsley, thyme, or even bay leaf.

Can I use a plain barley?

If you cannot find pearl barley, just get pre-soak barley. Soak them overnight and use and cook as the recipe says.

What Can I use instead of pearl barley?

For a similar taste, you can use farro or wheat berries.

How to make Beef Barley Soup

Gather your ingredients:

Brown beef on Saute in Instant pot.

Add in veggies, spices, and broth.

Lock lid into place. Set to High pressure and set the timer for 25 minutes. Release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and than do a quick pressure release.

Serve it warm. You can eat as is or add some bread.

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Barley Soup, mushrooms, stew meat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb stew meat
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers green, red, yellow
  • 6 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 potato shredded
  • 2/3 cup pearl barley or plain pre-soaked barley
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
Instructions
  • Select "saute" and heat the oil.
  • Add the beef and cook on each side until it browned.
  • Add veggies and cook for 3 more minutes on "saute".
  • Add barley and stock. Stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Once cooking ends, wait for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup

  1. got confused. I guess you can use stew beef or chicken. Recipe says stew beef and instructions says chicken. I guess the times are the same need to try both and hope I don’t mess one up where we can’t eat it. I will let you know.

  2. I’ve been looking for recipes that use regular barley. I see in your instructions that you can substitute regular barley for pearl barley if you pre-soak it. How long to you soak the barley and do you use the same amount (in this case 2/3 C)? Thank you!

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