Tops Friendly Markets Recipes

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Customer Rating: Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

10 Ratings    4 Comments

Yield: 10 servings

Preparation Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 8-9 hrs


4 pounds beef stew meat
3 small onions, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1- inch pieces
3/4 cup frozen whole kernel corn
2/3 cup uncooked barley
2 cans (14 1/2 ounce each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
5 cups (40 ounce) beef broth
1/2 cup water
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


Add all ingredients to a 4 to 5- quart slow cooker; stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until vegetables and beef are tender.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

Customer Comments

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Chari Y

“Very good and hearty with great flavor! Real comfort food!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Amy V

“Comfort food for sure! Great hearty flavor, a hit with everyone!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Stephanie H Rochester, NY

“Love this recipe so much and it is so good to come home to after a cold days work. it's a hearty meal and the next day it tastes even better for lunch. five stars all the way!!!!!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars


“Question: Do I brown the meat first in the crockpot or just put everything in at the start? Answer: Hi Debra, no you do not brown the meat. Place raw meat directly into the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients and in 8 hours, you'll be enjoying tender beef in one delicious soup! ”

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