Beef and Barley Broth Recipe

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 5th Apr 2013  
577 Beef & Barley Broth main

Recipe info

Cost: TBC

Serves: 4

Ease: ***

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 90 Minutes


  • 25g butter (measure using packet)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, cut into small pieces
  • 400g stewing steak, cubed
  • 6 mugs water (3 pints)
  • 3 tablespoons concentrated beef stock or 3 stock cubes
  • 4 tablespoons pearl barley
  • 1 teaspoon english mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh parsley

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/220ºC/gas 6.
  2. Heat the butter in a large hob to oven casserole and add the onions. Fry until the begin to soften.
  3. Add the carrots and meat and fry until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. Add the water, stock, pearl barley, mustard, and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil.
  5. Place in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. If a lot of the liquid had boiled away add more, sufficient to make a soup like consistency.
  6. Add the chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread.



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