Creamy Beef Barley and Mushroom Soup with Frizzled Onions

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Creamy Beef Barley and Mushroom Soup with Frizzled Onions

Prep 80 m

Cook 0 m

Ready In 80 m

6 Servings

450 Calories


Make this hearty, soul-satisfying soup, topped with a pile of addictively-good fried onions, for your family and friends, or just keep it all to yourself. Because trust us, you won’t get tired of the leftovers any time soon.

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  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 1 package (8 oz) sliced mushrooms

  3. 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

  4. 1 cup chopped onions

  5. 1 medium carrot, chopped

  6. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  7. 3 tablespoons Gold Meda all-purpose flour

  8. 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  10. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  11. 5 cups Progress beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz cartons)

  12. 2/3 cup uncooked pearl barley

  13. 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  14. 2 cups vegetable oil

  15. 2 large onions, cut in half, thinly sliced (3 cups)


  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Transfer to bowl.

  2. Add beef to Dutch oven; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Add reserved mushrooms, chopped onions, carrot and garlic; continue to cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Sprinkle flour, thyme, salt and pepper over beef and vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Add barley; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until barley is cooked. Stir in whipping cream; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.

  3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat 2 cups vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 cup of the sliced onions; fry 7 to 9 minutes or until deep brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining onions.

  4. Sprinkle individual soup servings with frizzled onions.

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