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Creamy Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup with Frizzled Onions

  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Make this hearty, soul-satisfying soup, topped with a pile of addictively-good fried onions, for your family and friends, or just keep it all to yourself. Because trust us, you won’t get tired of the leftovers any time soon. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Soup

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
package (8 oz) sliced mushrooms
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
1
medium carrot, chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
2/3
cup uncooked pearl barley
1
cup heavy whipping cream

Frizzled Onions

2
cups vegetable oil
2
large onions, cut in half, thinly sliced (3 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Transfer to bowl.
  • 2
    Add beef to Dutch oven; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Add reserved mushrooms, chopped onions, carrot and garlic; continue to cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Sprinkle flour, thyme, salt and pepper over beef and vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Add barley; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until barley is cooked. Stir in whipping cream; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat 2 cups vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 cup of the sliced onions; fry 7 to 9 minutes or until deep brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining onions.
  • 4
    Sprinkle individual soup servings with frizzled onions.

Expert Tips

  • We tested this recipe with white button mushrooms, but for a more intense mushroom flavor, use cremini or shiitake mushrooms.
  • If you’re looking for a shortcut, you can substitute the fried onion garnish with canned French-fried onions or croutons.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
350
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
59%
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
6g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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