Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beef Shank Barley Soup recipe

I rarely post recipes, but here is an extra tasty one for Beef Shank and Barley soup.
The amounts are for two people, with enough left over for dinner the next night too.
2 lbs. beef shanks with the bone and marrow in (or leftover pot roast or other beef, I always use beef shanks since the marrow gives a unique flavor).
1/2 cup barley
2 cans of beef broth or stock (4 cups)
carrots, an onion, 4 cloves of garlic
4 big portobello mushrooms
Soak the barley in a cup of stock for 30 minutes
Slice the carrots, onion, garlic and make thick slices of the mushrooms
Brown the vegetables, then brown the meat
Put the browned meat and vegetables in the large (2 quart) pot with the barley, add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for 2 hours on the stove top.
Have extra stock available if needed.
The barley thickens the soup beautifully and 1/2 cup becomes a lot of barley when cooked.


Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious for a cold winter day.

Amy said...

Mmmm sounds really good. I love beef and barley soup.

I am sorry about your cat. I am a cat lover myself.

I had to leave my beloved cats with a friend back in Ohio. I miss them so much. But they are happy on the farm. They have three barns to play in.

We lost our dog in June. She was 19.

Have a blessed day.

Heart2Heart said...

Yum right along with some cornbread and honey butter this sounds so heavenly!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Hi Sunshine, Your recipe sounds tasty! Thanks, Sparkles

Jodi said...

Guess what I'm having for dinner tonight, thanks to you, Terra.:)

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, barley anything is great! Have to try this one.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Hi Terra! Thanks a bunch for stopping by "My Heart Speaks..." and leaving a comment.

Nice to "meet" you.


Life Laugh Latte said...

2:30...haven't eaten yet today. Busy and keep forgetting. Now I'm famished. Thanks a lot. Eat a bowl for me. Holly:)

Robin Bayne said...

That soup sounds great : )

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

This sounds delicious! We have some cooler temps and rain on the way and this would be perfect to warm up with.

Sorry about your cat Sweet Friend, I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet...I'm thinking of you.


Nezzy said...

Oh baby this sounds good. This Ozarks farm chick made homemade Chicken Noodle soup last night, with homemade biscuits and a spinach salad. MMMmmmm, tasty on a cold winter evening.

Have a fun day and a blessed weekend dear one!!!


mmmmmmmmmmmm! Sounds delish! Just what a cold , snowy day calls for . Thanks for sharing.

K.M. Weiland said...

Sounds similar to the beef/rice soup I made for lunch yesterday. Yummy!

Helen Ginger said...

OK, confession here. I have never bought barley. But the recipe does sound delicious.

Straight From Hel

Anonymous said...

Dear Terra, Unfortunately I do not cook so it is unlikely that I should be able to follow your receipt with any hope of success. However, it sounds mouth watering and is, I am sure, delicious. Looking back at your earlier posting I was so sad to read that your cat had died. He looks lovely. The tabby cats are my favourite.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my latest posting to which I have replied. I am adding myself to your list of 'Followers' to ensure I stay in touch.

Kimberly said...

I have a beautiful Blogger Award for you. Stop by to pick it up.

Warm wishes!

koralee said...

I so feel like a bowl of that yummy soup right now. Thanks for visiting me. xoxo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Terra!

Thanks so much for taking our prayer requests to the Lord today. Prayer makes such a difference in our lives, I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have the Lord in my life.

My heart breaks for your loss of Tabby. Our pets become part of our family and it's so hard to say goodby. But I feel in my heart that someday we will see them again. I know the Bible doesn't mention anything about it but I feel all life goes back to the Creator when it leaves here, so then our Creator can certainly let us see a missing part of our hearts once again. (I guess that's the way my brain works. I try not to ever put God in a box. - I hope He's laughing as I say that! )

Your soup sounds great and will try it! Big hugs, Sherry

Kimberly said...

Great for a cold day. I heard you all are having rain. We had a little rain today.

Life Laugh Latte said...

I know I already posted a comment here. But wanted to thank you for the great senior/library idea. That is awesome, and I've never heard of it. I'm going to look into it for sure. Have a great day. Holly

Rebecca said...

I'm soooo going to make this soup! My hubby will LOVE it and I love him so it's all good! :)

Thanks for sharing the recipe and for stopping by today.

Hugs to you~Rebecca

Ceara said...

That sounds so good! Will definitely have to try that, especially since we just got another layer of new snow today.