Ingredients

How to make it

  • finely chop the onions, carrots, parsley and garlic. Combine the barley, potatoes and meat in a 6-8 quart pot. Add half the onion mixture to the pot with 2 branches of the rosemary. Add buttermilk if desired. Then add 4 quarts water. Simmer 50 minutes or until the barley is almost tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat. Saute' the rest of the chopped vegetables to a golden brown.
  • Add to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Simmer another 30-40 minutes
  • Remove the meat and bones. Break up meat into small pieces and return them to the pot, along with more water if the soup is a dense as stew. It should be a thick but soupy soup. Strip the leaves from the remaining branch of rosemary and mince. Stir into the pot and simmer another 10 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and taste. Serve hot.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Great stuff Goza la vida! (Enjoy life!)
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Splendid recipe! Saved this one my friend and gave you a much-deserved 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    capedread ate it and said...
    I am drooling, you can come round mine and cook anyday!
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    " It was excellent "
    lura ate it and said...
    Hi Ray, With fall/winter quickly coming this soup sounds like just the thing. Thanks for the "souper" ..lol.. post. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    With a name like that, it has to be good! Sounds wondrful!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    great recipe.^5 Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    This recipe is a winner for sure. Will be on my short list this fall. I could see where the butter milk would add a very nice twang... Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.. Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Beautiful recipe, I love the buttermilk in it!
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    " It was excellent "
    sas ate it and said...
    Hey Ray: I love barley soup but I rarely have used buttermilk in recipes and never in a soup. This is a real Autumn filler and I'm lovin' it. Comfort plus. Thanks my friend. It's a saver.
    Sas
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  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    Perfect for cool fall. Nice post!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh yum ray i love barley soup .thank you
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