Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2-3 tbsps olive oil

  2. 1 1/2 lbs cubed boneless beef chuck roast

  3. 2-3 onions , roughly chopped

  4. 4-5 stalks celery , sliced

  5. 1 lb baby carrots

  6. 1 (46 oz) can V

  7. 8 or tomato juice

  8. 1 (28 oz) can tomatoes diced or crushed

  9. 1 lb potatoes , unpared and diced

  10. 1 (14 1/2 oz) can green beans , undrained

  11. 1 (14 1/2 oz) can sweet whole kernel corn , undrained

  12. 3/4 cup Quaker Quick barley

  13. 1 qt water ,

  14. 1 tbsp beef soup base dissolved in it

  15. 1 cup Burgundy, if desired

  16. salt , to taste

  17. black pepper , to taste

  18. Coarse grind garlic , to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat an 8-qt stockpot over medium heat. Add olive oil to the hot pot, then meat, onions and celery, seasoning lightly as you go. Brown meat in batches – if needed – to get a nice caramelization and thus some really great flavor.

  2. When the meat is browned, add remaining ingredients, including the liquid from the canned veggies. Bring the pot to a boil, then adjust heat to medium low.

  3. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adjusting seasonings. This is a soup with quite a rich broth. Add the water/soup base liquid, as needed.

  4. During the last half hour of cooking, add the Burgundy.

  5. Serve with crackers, corn chips, cornbread, biscuits, or a good French baguette. Yeast dinner rolls ain’t half bad, either.

  6. NOTES:

  7. ●If using canned goods containing salt in the liquid, be sure to adjust the seasoning accordingly.

  8. ●Chilies and thick stews are excellent served in bread “bowls”. Use a round hollowed out, 8- to 9-oz rye or pumpernickel loaf for each person if the soup is the main course, or a recipe of cornbread batter, divided into 4 individual serving size ovenproof baking dishes and baked and hollowed out. Otherwise for appetizers, use a biscuit dough recipe divided in 6 parts, shaped over the sprayed undersides of a jumbo muffin tin and baked for 10-12 minutes at 450F deg.


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