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Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 35 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Old Cheddar cheese is an absolute must for this English favourite.

  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 35 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Cheddar comes in many varieties: Mild, medium, old, and extra-old.

Learn more about medium cheddar cheese.


Ingredients

12 1/2 oz (375 g) trimmed boneless beef sirloin steak
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 diced carrots
1 diced onion
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
2 cups (500 mL) sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup (125 mL) pearl barley
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) beef stock
2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
3 cups (750 mL) Milk
1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Old Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

Cut steak into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes. In large pot, melt butter over high heat; sauté and brown beef on all sides. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add garlic, carrots, onion and thyme; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onions are softened. Add mushrooms and barley and stir to combine. Stir in beef stock and Worcestershire; bring to boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until barley is tender. Increase heat to medium. Whisk flour into milk and gradually stir into pot. Cook, uncovered, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Tips

Save on preparation time by using pre-cut vegetables available in the produce section of the grocery store. There are even bags of fresh-frozen cut vegetables available for maximum convenience.

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The natural orange colouring in Cheddar comes from annatto.

Learn more about cheddar.

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It's common for artisinal cheddar cheeses to mature in caves.

Meet cheese makers at Upper Canada Cheese.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 392 Calories
Protein: 27 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 3.9 g
Sodium: 500 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 30 % / 331 mg
Vitamin B12: 70 %
Zinc: 46 %
Phosphorus: 40 %
Riboflavin: 40 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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