Beefed Up Barley Soup - Buckeye Beans & Herbs - 12oz
The benefits of eating meals with Beef Barley Soup are bountiful.
I found this soup in a discount store and was very sceptical. I didn't really know what barley was. I made it and I absolutely loved it. I added a little sugar and I could have eaten half the pot. I will definitely have it again.
Great taste, convenient to prepare and good price.
A real winner!
This is a delicious hearty soup that the whole family enjoys. It is especially welcoming after a day out in the snow!
A Slight Variation...Great!
A friend made this soup and shared some with us. We loved it. I had to know her recipe and was surprised when she showed me the box of Beefed Up Barley soup mix. She shared a box of it with me and we made it last night. We actually used ground venison instead of beef and then used reduced sodium beef stock in place of the water. It was fantastic.
My friend actually found this soup mix at a discount store so I am off in search of more today. But if I don't find it I am glad to know I can order online anytime. Anxious to try a few other flavors too!
Beefed Up Barley Soup
When I made this soup, I used cubes of beef that I cut up fairly small. An option is to use hamburg, but that didn't sound palitable to me. Not being much of a beef eater, I only made this soup once. The soup was very good, but I prefer chicken to beef.
1st purchased in discount store locally, loved it and went back to get more, all gone, panic. Still had a box @ home and found their web site. I can now get whenever I want. All those that tasted loved it so I gave as gifts last year and will do again this year. It was so simple too.
Received this as part of a gift of three kinds. It is my hubbie's fave and my second fave so far. We used stew meat with fat trimmed off and cooked longer (3 hrs) for greater meat tenderness. We also used half Beef Broth for the fluid. It was just wonderful and lasted 5 meals for us!
I made a vegetarian version by using crumbled firm tofu instead of meat. The spices are perfect. I wish I knew what they were.
ME use a soup mix??? Never! Ok, I tried Beefed-Up Barley.
Thank You! Its GREAT! And I held back on the seasoning pack thinking it would be way too salty and it wasn't. Thank you for not using MSG/sodium overload!
The good home made taste and beautiful packaging make these great gifts! I have already bought some for Holiday gift giving.
Great soup - ignore the name
I was a huge fan of Buckeye Beans & Herbs back in the 80s when they had a full product line including fun shaped pasta and more soups. Chicken 'N Thyme was the first one I had tried and I loved. My favorites were always Chicken 'N Thyme, Great Leapin' Lentils, Beefed-Up Barley, and Barley Burgoo (which unfortunately Seattle Gourmet Foods isn't producing - PLEASE RECONSIDER IF POSSIBLE!).
I was so upset when the line was sold off in 1997 and then completely discontinued as the company that bought it went bankrupt in 1999.
I stumbled across my 3 favorites, plus the Pea Soup (favorite of my Mom's) in the Christmas Tree shop and was thrilled!
You can't go wrong with these soups and I always have to make double batches when I make them.
This one always got an eyebrow raise from friends and family and folks didn't think they would like it. They were always wrong and wanted more. I gave a box to a friend recently and they tried it with cubed beef (I always make it with ground beef) and they said it was fantastic.
It tastes a little like a chili but not quite. It is fantastic on a cold day when you need something a little hearty and spicey. Serve with the cornbread, rolls or a nice chunk of bread.
This is THE BEST packaged soup I have ever purchased!!!!! I also found it at Ross. I used hamburger and since the only canned tomatoes I had on hand was Fire Roasted diced, I added one can and then a can of black beans. A great soup on a cold weekend in Fort Worth with solid ice covering the streets and every reason is stay safe and cozy inside with delicious soup. Someone put together an excellent spice package - will definitely purchase this again
Hearty and delicious
This soup is amazing! It is a full bodied soup with great flavor! It is a hit every time I make it! Yum!
I substituted venison for the beef, Yum!
This made a tasty kettle of soup. In place of the beef, I substituted venison that had been cut for stew. We will definitely make this again!
I took a chance!
I first saw these soups in a discount store and took a chance. I couldn't believe how tasty and easy the soups are to make. Who would think something so easy to make would be so delicious. I went to the store the next day and cleaned them out. I now buy them online. They are filling, healthy and low in salt but still taste great.
Love this soup!
I bought it at Ross, had low expectations. The soup was soo delicious, I had dinner guests and they ate all the soup. Everyone loved it. I added ground turkey instead of beef. It was hearty, thick, filling. A complete meal.
I just ordered more on line from your company!! Definitely 5 stars!
By all means, please ignore the name. This soup is so scrumptious. I'm not a meat eater so I decided to add veggies(carrot, celery & potatoe). Best idea ever! I originally purchased 2 boxes(veggie bean & beefed up barley) from Ross on a whim. The veggie bean was for myself & beefed up barley was for my fiance. Needless to say beefed up barley was so superb he never asked about the meat. Great texture with amazing flavor. Definitely a winner.
My Secret's Out of the Bag!
I stumbled upon Beefed Up Barley Soup in an out-of-town boutique market and took a chance and bought two boxes. Wow!! What a hit it was with my family! I made my second batch for a church dinner that I wasn't able to personally attend. The next day I was bombarded with requests for "my" soup recipe. I couldn't tell a lie, and my secret was out. I wasn't able to find this product nearby, so I visited the website printed on the box. Little did I know I would find several more soup flavors. Needless to say, I tried them all. There isn't one that I've made that hasn't been inhaled and thoroughly enjoyed. I only wish I knew the secret ingredients in the herb packets. The corn bread mix that is offered is so far superior to ones I've tried that are sold in local grocery stores. A proverbial tip of the hat to Seattle Gourmet for offering healthy, great-tasting products!
Simple and delightful!!
Made this for dinner last evening and it was delightful! We found it in a discount store, but are pleased to know we can purchase it online. Like below, we made it using beef broth and water. Very hardy, and just the right touch of spices without burning your mouth. Anxious to purchase some new mixes before the hard winter months hit Michigan. This might be one of my new pantry staples!
I ALWAYS TAKE PRIDE IN MAKING MOST THINGS BY SCRATCH INCLUDING MY SOUP, HOWEVER I FOUND THIS AT A FARM MARKET IN BC AND DECIDED TO TRY IT. ITS THE BEST SOUP I HAVE EVER MADE!!!! SO GLAD I FOUND IT AND WILL USE IT ALL THE TIME. THANK YOU!!!
The BEST soup!!
My family and I tried this soup a few years ago and absolutely loved it!!! I immediately went back to the store I bought it from and cleared off their shelf! Unfortunately, the store closed, but am glad I found the website!! If you haven't tried it yet....do so, you and your family will love it!!
The very best packaged soup I've ever tried.
I have been making my own soups and freezing them for years, due to all the unpronouncible ingredients such as MSG and others in prepared soups. I read the label on this soup mix and decided to purchase for a gift basket, then after reading about the product, I tried it, hoping for the best. The best thing is that it really tastes homemade. This is a winner with 1/2 lb of lean ground sirloin, but I can imagine venison as well. I add sliced carrots and chopped celery. Everyone who has shared this at our table has thoroughly enjoyed it. I've also given this as gifts in Christmas baskets with other homemade goods. We now have the mixes in our freezer that I can make up anytime.
I used the soup mix with small cubed venison pieces and it was just great.Browned the venison in a few pieces of bacon because the venison is very lean. Then I added the onions and some diced celery to cook until transparent as per directions.The end result was just terrific.
I purchased the package at TJ Maxx on a whim and I'm so glad I did. It is very tasty and hearty. It cooks in an hour which in my opinion is fast for a good homemade tasting soup. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef as suggested and it was wonderful. Highly recommend!
We love this soup!
Like many on here, I first found this soup at Ross Dress For Less. I now check the store every time I am in, just in case I can buy a box or two :) This is my favorite soup mix! I usually make the soup in my crock pot. We use ground turkey/chicken instead of beef, usually add some chopped celery to the onion as it's sautéing, and sometimes even add some sliced kielbasa. The seasoning packet adds a really good flavor with just enough spice to zest it up, but not too much for those who would rather not have their tongues on fire while they eat (namely, me!). The barely/lentil combination creates a rather filling meal. With a side of cornbread, this is a perfect easy fix for dinner!
We found this completely by accident and bought it on a whim. What a surprise it turned out to be! We cooked it this morning, following instructions precisely. Turned it off and let it rest in the pot until time to reheat for dinner. Superb!! The only change we made was to sprinkle each bowl with lime juice when serving.
We will look for this product again.
Purchased almost by error. When we made the soup everyone in the family slurped it down and asked for more. It is a very tasty soup and we will definitely be buying more.