Sorry I haven’t posted much, oh three readers – I’m in the process of changing jobs and life has been pretty hectic.
Anyway, here’s a super easy beef barley soup from my Polish cookbook.
8 cups beef stock
2 raw potatoes, cubed (I used purple fingerlings and tried to use the equivalent amount of what two russets would be)
2 carrots, peeled and minced
1 cup pearl barley
3 tbsp butter
about 1 cup chopped beef or 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
chopped parsley, for garnish
sour cream, for garnish
salt to taste
Soak barley in water overnight and drain.
Add beef stock, potatoes, carrots, barley, butter and beef to pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer until ingredients are tender (I did at least 45 minutes). Adjust seasoning. Garnish with sour cream and parsley.