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5 from 2 votes

Lazy Tomato Beef Barley Soup Recipe

A delicious slow cooker soup recipe made with a beef-tomato broth, tender chunks of beef, flavorful veggies and soft, chewy barley. A perfect one pot dump and go meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot beef and barley, slow cooker beef barley soup, tomato beef barley soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 226kcal



  • 2 lbs beef cut into cubes or stew meat
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 1 cup carrots, diced about 2 carrots
  • 1 cup celery, diced 2-3 large stalks
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup barley
  • 5-6 pieces sliced, dried shiitake mushroom can use about 10 fresh mushrooms, sliced instead
  • tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Steak/Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves


  • place liner in slow cooker, if using
  • add all ingredients except bay leaves into slow cooker and stir
  • place bay leaves on top and cover
  • cook on low for 8-10 hours
  • remove bay leaves prior to serving.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 226kcal