Beef Barley Soup with Spinach

  • Cook Time: 2 - 2 1/4 hours
  • Servings: 5-8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (0.9 to 1.43 oz) dry onion-mushroom soup mix
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup medium pearled barley
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

Directions

Combine beef, soup mix, thyme, 5 cups water, 1/2 cup tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 hour.

Stir in barley; simmer, covered, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until barley is tender and beef is fork-tender. Stir in spinach; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.