Vegetable, Hamburger and Barley Soup

Ground beef and garden vegetables swim with barley and garlic-pepper in this savory broth-based soup.

  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

2
lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups chopped onions (4 medium)
4
cups purchased shredded cabbage (from 16-oz. pkg.)
2
cups thinly sliced celery (about 4 stalks)
1 1/2
cups uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
(1-lb.) pkg. Green Giant™ Frozen Mixed Vegetables
5
(14.5-oz.) cans stewed tomatoes, undrained
2
(32-oz.) cartons beef broth
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons seasoned salt
1
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 In 8-quart Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onions over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Spoon 5 1/3 cups of the soup into each of four 6-cup freezer/microwave containers. Cool 30 to 45 minutes. Cover; refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months.
  • 4 Thaw 1 container of soup in refrigerator for 24 hours, or uncover and thaw in microwave on Defrost for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 5 To heat refrigerated or thawed soup, cover loosely and microwave on High for 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once or twice. Spoon into 4 individual soup bowls.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    65),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    1070mg
    1070%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    32%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    16%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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