How is your week going? I just wanted to quickly remind everyone that my Wilton Fall Giveaway is still going on. Wilton sent me some fun baking supplies to create the petite fall cakes from my post and you have the opportunity to win the supplies to create your own.
Moving on… I’ve got soup for you today! Healthy soup! I’m pulling this recipe today from Skinny Taste, which is a healthy cooking blog that I follow. The simmer time on this soup bring the beef to a fall-apart stage and the flavors from the vegetables in the broth make it a great fall lunch or dinner. The best part, only 336 calories in 1 serving and far less sodium than any canned soup you’ll find.
Heat a large pot over medium heat and then add in your oil and beef. Season the meat with a little bit of salt and then brown for a couple of minutes. Add in the carrots, celery, garlic and onion and cook for an additional minute. Now add in the water, salt and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Once your pot comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and then cover and simmer for 1.5-2 hours. This is where your meat will become tender.
After cooking the soup for 1.5-2 hours, add in the barley and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and adjust the salt to taste. Serve with some fresh ground pepper and a sprinkle of parsley.