Creamy Beef Mushroom Barley Soup in a Slow Cooker

Creamy Beef Mushroom Barley Soup in a Slow Cooker
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 16 ounces barley
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen green beans (optional)


  1. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease, and transfer beef to a slow cooker.
  2. Place shiitake mushrooms into a food processor and pulse several times to cut the mushrooms into small pieces.
  3. Stir shiitake mushrooms, beef broth, barley, sweet onion, garlic, black pepper, salt, celery seed, and parsley with the ground beef in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on Low for 5 hours.
  5. Stir heavy cream and green beans into the soup and cook 1 hour more.

05/08/2018
Creamy Beef Mushroom Barley Soup in a Slow Cooker, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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