Ok, I will admit that most of my soups have lots of this and that, lots of different herbs or spices or dried greens added..
But somedays, simple is just amazing, a wonderful French onion soup is a great example, or a lovely bowl of egg drop soup, just broth, whipped eggs and green onions, so good..
That is the case with this soup, Beef, Barley, Onion, Garlic, and Broth.. Salt and Pepper, and that’s it..
- One pound of beef burger
- One large onion, peeled and dice
- 3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely diced
- 1 cup of pearl barley
- Salt, and pepper to taste
- 2 quarts of beef broth- can be canned beef broth or powdered broth with water.
Brown your meat. onion and garlic in the pan till cooked, ideally allowing the bottom to brown up, (not burn) but lots of little sticky dark brown bits, add a couple cups of your broth, and stir up all the good bits into the broth, add the rest of your broth and your barley and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 40 to 60 minutes.. Salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Serve hot, once cold, it will thicken up and will need more broth added when reheated up