Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

  • This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a quicker way to enjoy this hearty and flavorful soup! It’s full of tender meat and vegetables and perfectly satisfying!

    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is loaded with tender beef, vegetables, and it's the perfect soup to warm up with! #instantpotsoup #beefandbarleysoup

    Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

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    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a quicker way to enjoy this hearty and flavorful soup! It's full of tender meat and vegetables and perfectly satisfying! #intsantpotsoup #beefandbarleysoup

    Pressure Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

    So, how many of you got an Instant Pot for Christmas?? I am still trying to figure mine out but what I have concluded is— the Instant Pot is not for everyone and it definitely can’t cook all the things, in my opinion.

    I still love my slow cooker more than the Instant Pot and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

    But I do love it for soups! If you forgot to put your soup in the slow cooker or don’t want to stand at the stove all day making soup then the Instant Pot will save your day.

    It cuts down the time drastically and you still get a wonderfully flavorful and hearty soup!

    A few other great soups you may like are Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, Hearty Beef Stew, and Easy Taco Soup.

    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a quicker way to enjoy this hearty and flavorful soup! It's full of tender meat and vegetables and perfectly satisfying! #intsantpotsoup #beefandbarleysoup

    What is the best cut of beef for soup?

    Stew meat works great for making soup but if it isn’t available you can replace it with a chuck roast. Just cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes and you’re good to go.

    Can you freeze Beef and Barley Soup?

    This soup also freezes well. Let the soup cool completely then pour into a freezer safe container and freeze for 4-6 months.

    Thaw and reheat as you wish.

    What to serve with Beef and Barley Soup

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    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a quicker way to enjoy this hearty and flavorful soup! It's full of tender meat and vegetables and perfectly satisfying! #intsantpotsoup #beefandbarleysoup
    Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Natural Release
    15 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
     

    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a quicker way to enjoy this hearty and flavorful soup! It's full of tender meat and vegetables and perfectly satisfying!

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: beef and barley soup, instant pot beef and barley soup, Pressure Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 334 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 2 pounds (1kg) beef stew meat
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 ounces (225g) mushrooms, quartered
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 6 cups (1.4 liter) low sodium beef broth/stock
    • 1 (14.5oz) (411g) can diced tomatoes
    • ¾ cup (140g) pearl barley, rinsed
    • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 tablespoons better than bullion beef base (or use 2-4 cubes)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    Instructions
    1. Set Instant Pot to saute setting. When hot add in stew meat, olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Brown meat on all sides then remove and set aside. (about 5 minutes)

    2. Add mushrooms and saute until nicely browned. (May need to add a little more oil) Add onion, celery, and carrot. Season with salt and pepper if desired and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and stir for 30 seconds.

    3. Add a little beef broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan and be sure to scrape up all the browned bits to avoid the burn error. Add remaining broth, browned meat, tomatoes, barley, potatoes, beef base, bay leaf, and thyme.

    4. Place lid on Instant Pot and turn to the locking position. Set vent to sealing and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Let the Instant Pot do a natural release of pressure for 15 minutes then turn vent to release remaining pressure before removing lid. 

    Recipe Video

    Recipe Notes
    1. A natural release is a must to avoid plugging the vent. 
    2. Freezer Friendly: If you want to freeze the soup let it cool completely and pour into a freezer safe container. Freeze for 4-6 months. Thaw completely and reheat.
    3. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

    What to serve with Beef and Barley Soup

    Nutrition Facts
    Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 334 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Cholesterol 70mg23%
    Sodium 718mg31%
    Potassium 1232mg35%
    Carbohydrates 28g9%
    Fiber 6g25%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 33g66%
    Vitamin A 2595IU52%
    Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
    Calcium 61mg6%
    Iron 5mg28%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    This Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is loaded with tender beef, vegetables, and it's the perfect soup to warm up with! #instantpotsoup #beefandbarleysoup
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