Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup is a healthy and easy weeknight meal that everyone will love. It cooks in 15 minutes for super tender beef, and is full of protein and vegetables!
Beef Barley Soup was a soup that I grew up eating. It’s such a hearty, filling, and healthy soup that, in the Instant Pot, can be made in a fraction of the time that it took my parents to make.
Beef Stew Meat
Cream of Tomato Soup
This beef barley soup recipe has very basic ingredients, and I really think the cream of tomato soup makes it go from good to great. It added a creaminess to the soup that wouldn’t have been there otherwise. I used Annie’s Cream of Tomato Soup, which has very basic ingredients – tomato puree, cream, cane sugar, onions, salt, and pepper. I highly recommend it!
In this recipe you start by browning the beef stew meat and slightly sauteing the vegetables. This helps deepen the flavors of the vegetables and gives the beef a nice browned coating.
Next, you’ll add the remaining ingredients except for the peas. The peas don’t need to cook much and otherwise will get mushy – so wait to add those until the end! After the ingredients are added and stirred in, simply close the lid, seal the pressure valve, and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.
At the end you’ll stir in those peas, serve it up with some crusty bread, and dig in!
This beef barley soup made in the Instant Pot was truly a family pleaser. While Lars isn’t a huge fan of many meats, he ate everything else in the soup and exclaimed “I love this soup!” Winner, winner!