Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Barley Soup
1 pound beef cut into small cubes
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 t. garlic powder
2 cans Campbell’s condensed beef broth
4 cans water
2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 c. sliced carrots
1 t. dried basil
1 1/2 c. quick cook barley
1 16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables
Mix everything but the barley and frozen vegetables in the Crock Pot.
Cook on high for 4 hours.
Add the barley, and cook on low for 1 hour.
Add the frozen vegetables, and set your Crock Pot on its Keep Warm setting for about 1 hour.
My Crock Pot cooks kind of hot, so the Keep Warm setting was perfect for the last part of the cooking. If you have an older Crock Pot or one that doesn’t cook quite so hot, you might want to leave it on low for a half hour instead.
We had this soup with homemade bread. Yum! I would guess that it made 6 to 8 servings (or 2 meals with second helpings and some leftovers for lunch).