Slow cooker beef & barley soup
3-4PP, 4SP blue/green/purple
- 1.5 lbs beef *I used stewing beef, sirloin or similar will work fine
- 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 4 small-medium white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 7 cups beef broth
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup pearl barley
Brown the beef in a frying pan over medium heat, I used a little cooking spray in the pan, you do not need to cook all the way through, the beef will finish cooking in the slow cooker.
Add the beef and all of the ingredients to the slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
Makes 10- 1 cup servings. Store leftover soup in the fridge for up to 3 days, you can freeze this soup.
Personal Points- 3-4 depending on your 0PP foods
Smart Points- Blue/Green/Purple- 4 using a SP calculator
Points Plus- 4 using a PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving- Calories... 183...Fat 5.2g...Sat fat 1.8g...Carbs 17.3g...Fiber 2.4g...Sugar 2.2g...Protein 15.9g using My Fitness Pal *note- these numbers include all ingredients.