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Pressure cooker (Instant Pot) beef and barley soup

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This pressure cooker dump and start beef and barley soup recipe is so warming and comforting, easy to make and will please even a picky eater. Instant pot soup recipe that will become your perfect weeknight dinner. 

For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 6 points,myWW blue plan 6 points,myWW purple plan 4 points per serving.

beef and barley soup

I love to make soups in my instant pot. They always turn out delicious, just like if i would babysit them on the stove the whole day. My kids especially love my soups, i even pack them in to the thermos containers to take to school along with fruits and fresh veggies.

Instant Pot beef barley and mushroom soup

The combination of this ingredients is very promising, isnt it

  • barley
  • beef
  • mushrooms
  • fresh thyme
  • garlic and onion

I can smell it just from writing this post… even though i made this fantastic soup a week ago. 

sliced mushrooms in the soup

Do i need to brown the meat for soup

As for me, i don’t brown the beef before boiling. It adds more time to cooking and had amazing results even after skipping this step. If you still chose to brown beef, brown it on each side on SAUTE mode and don’t forget to deglaze the pot after. You don’t want to get a BURN message because of that burned beef pieces stuck to the bottom of your pot.

What is the best meat for pressure cooker beef soup

Any cheaper cuts will work because we will cook them under pressure and they will become tender. I like to use a presliced stew meat, it saves me time in the kitchen ( and dirty dishes). But i also love to use chuck roast or round roast. Theey all work very well in this recipe.

beef barley instant pot soup

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5 from 6 votes

Pressure cooker (Instant pot) beef and barley soup

This pressure cooker dump and start beef and barley soup recipe is so warming and comforting, easy to make and will please even a picky eater. Instant pot soup recipe that will become your perfect weeknight dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot barley soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 138kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef stew meat (cut in 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme fresh if possible
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups broth (beef, veggie or chicken)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into your instant pot and stir.
  • Lock the Instant Pot lid, push on SOUP button and adjust to 20 minutes.
  • Naturally release the pressure.
  • Before serving sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top.

Notes

For Weight watchers: myWW green plan 6 points,myWW blue plan 6 points,myWW purple plan 4 points per serving (all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator)

Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5485IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Raia

Thursday 25th of July 2019

Mmmm! So delicious with those big chunks of beef and veggies! And of course anything in the Instant Pot is always a winner. ;)

Tammy

Thursday 25th of July 2019

Ahh I don't mind soup in the summer and I am definitely craving a bowl of this! Looks and sounds delicious :D

Heidy L. McCallum

Thursday 25th of July 2019

This looks fab! It's a little warm in Florida yet for soups but this looks so good I might just make it anyways on a rainy day! Saving for later.

Kristen

Thursday 25th of July 2019

This recipe is so great. Flavorful and so quick in my pressure cooker. Thank you!

Tisha

Thursday 25th of July 2019

This is a great comfort soup for any time of the year!