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Once I had tasted how amazing the Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast was, as well as how flavorful the broth was I knew I had to turn it into soup. The roast makes way more broth than you can actually eat with the roast, so why not use it up and stretch it into another meal?  Of course if you don't have leftover roast broth, you can just use beef broth.

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Serves 6

2-3 cups leftover Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast stock (if you don't have leftover roast stock, use 6-7 cups of beef broth and don't add any water)
4 cups water
1/2 cup pearl barley
2-3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1-2 cups leftover roast beef, diced
1 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper


In a large stock pot, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add diced carrots, celery, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute veggies until soft and onions are translucent about 5-8 minutes. Then add leftover beef, beef stock from the roast, water and pearl barley. Turn heat to medium-low, add a lid and simmer for 35-45 minutes (so the barley can get tender). Stir occasionally. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with warm bread or buns.

Click here for printable version of Beef Barley Soup
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THE RESULTS?
This soup was sooooo good. When I told my husband I was making Beef Barley Soup he looked at me and said "meh...not too exciting" (that's what I get for cooking him Indian, Japanese and other ethnic foods!) Once he tried the soup he retracted his statement. He said it was the best Beef Barley Soup he'd ever had. The fabulous flavor definitely comes from the roast stock. It's so yummy! I will definitely be making the 3-Packet Roast again and I will always plan to make this soup the next day.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    i made your 3 packet slow cooker pot roast last night and it was out of this world,,,even my pot roast hating husband loved it. i usually don't even bother with pot roast bcuz of him not liking it, but i had such a craving for it and when i found your recipe i said to myself i don't care if he doesn't like pot roast i am going to make this!!! i found pot roast for sale at $1.99 a lb and bought a almost 7 lb roast and doubled all ingredients. Tonight i made your beef barley soup and we are in heaven!!! to go along with the soup i also made your herb and cheese biscuits leaving out the herbs as you suggested to go along with the very very flavorful soup. the reason i bought such a huge roast is becuz i have my elderly in-laws living next door and will take the soup and biscuits over to them thursday. i called fil to see what he was having for dinner and he was heating up a can of campbell sirloin roast soup lol lol he can hardly wait until tommorrow. my mil is not in the greatest of health so she should love this as well. thank you so very much for you food blog and for the delicious recipes...we enjoyed them soooo much!!!