• 5 short ribs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound of mushrooms (i used a mix)
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup of sherry
  • 1 tbl flour
  • 5 cups of stock
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 tbl of fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tbl of fresh chopped dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • worcestershire sauce

day 4. have you cooked in your crock pot this week?

one of the reasons i love my crock pot is because i love a bowl of good soup. slow cooked and hearty soups. let’s face it, we eat a lot of soup here. the longer they cook, the better.

you will most likely see more soup recipes here then say chicken. with all the soup in my freezer i can open up my own soup shop and feed everyone in my town…but i’m not going to… i like my soup to much to share (insert huge smile here).

at a playdate the other day a friend wanted me to sample some soup she had from christmas eve, a beef and barley soup, but made with short ribs. yum, one of my favs! i make my grandma’s version of mushroom barley and last year i decided to add beef not to soon after. i love the idea of meat in soups, especially when it’s cold outside. it becomes a great hearty meal, add a fresh chunk of bread with butter and your set.

{crock pot} mushroom barley soup with short ribs

  1. clean and dry your short ribs. sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. in a hot skillet brown short ribs on each side (takes about 2 minutes a side) and add to crock pot.
  2. in same skillet with a little olive oil add chopped onions, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and celery. saute for about 5 minutes and add barley, cook for another minute.
  3. at this point, add a half a cup of sherry, let it cook down (takes about a minute).
  4. add 1 tbl of flour to the veggies and mix. cook for one minute, add to crock pot.
  5. cover your meat and vegetables with stock and add your chopped fresh parsley, thyme and dill.  cover your crock pot and cook on high 3-6 hours, low 6-8.
  6. when soup is done, remove short ribs and shred the meat. add back to crock pot. add 2 tsp worcestershire sauce, mix and serve.

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