- 1 pound ground beef
- 5 cups of water
- 1 - 16 ounce canned tomatoes
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks of celery, sliced
- 1/2 Tablespoon parsley
- 1/4 cup barley (I use a little more, we love it!)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 Tablespoon instant beef bouillon
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Egg Noodles. cooked and drained (I use Kluski Noodles,) optional
In a large pot, salt and pepper ground beef to taste, and brown it with your onions.
Drain. Place back in pot.
*at this point you could add ingredients to your crock pot or continue on the stove*
Add the rest of your ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce and Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Add your prepared noodles before serving if desired.
If you make in your crock pot, just cook it on low all day.
*I usually amp up my veggies, because we like lots of them, don't be afraid to add more or something different, I have cut small potatoes into it before, or green beans, too *
**I always double this recipe when I make it - I love to have leftovers. Freezes well, too! **
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 288 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 67mg Sodium: 585mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 23g