• Hearty Northwest Beef Barley Soup
  • Beans, Peas, Lentils, Barley, Chili Powder, Salt, Garlic, Onion
  • Herbs and seasoning packet included
  • Add lean cubed or ground beef
  • Each package makes about 9 servings of soup
  • Total Net Wt 12 oz
Price: $5.25
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Buckeye Bean and Herbs Beefed Up Barley Soup is an easy-to-make homemade soup that is both nutritious and heartwarming. Just add beef, either hamburger or chopped stew beef to this nutritious dry soup mix. Add your own flair to this colorful soup mix by adding other vegetables and meats as you please.You can also choose a vegetarian option by creating this delicious soup meatless for a tasty vegan meal.

Lentils and whole grains used in this soup are excellent sources of protein, certain B vitamins, and many minerals and fiber. Barley is a wholesome grain that adds a delightful nutty flavor, pleasant chewy texture and fiber to Buckeye Bean and Herbs Beefed Up Barley Soup mix. Barley is a great source of dietary fiber and actually contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Like all plant foods, barley is naturally cholesterol-free and low in fat. Serve Buckeye Beans Beefed Up Barley Soup at your next gathering for a tasty alternative to chili or stew.

About the name "Buckeye" Beans

Located on the quiet waters of the Little Spokane River, just a stone’s throw away from Spokane, Washington, the mill town of Buckeye was once a bustling community of three hundred residents. Lumber was cut from the surrounding pine and tamarack forests and milled at the Buckeye Lumber Company. Boxes made from first grade lumber were shipped from the Buckeye Box Factory to various parts of the United States via the Spokane Falls and Northern Railroads. Many local commercial apple growers shipped their fruit in Buckeye boxes. By 1912, the mill was closed and most of the townsfolk had moved on. The Buckeye Beans company was founded just downstream from this sleepy little town and was inspired to create genuine products that reflect the "simpler" way of life." Hearty soups on the back burner and beans baking in the oven provide a flavor of days gone by.

Nutrition Facts
About 9 Servings per container
Serving size 1 cup prepared (245g)
  Mix Prepared
Calories 45 140
Total Fat 0g 0% 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g   0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 20mg 7%
Sodium 240mg 10% 350mg 15%
Total Carb 10g 4% 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7% 4g 14%
Total Sugars 0g   2g  
Incl. Added Sugars 0g 0% 0g 0%
Protein 2g   8g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0% 0.03mcg 0%
Calcium 10mg 0% 30mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4% 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 90mg 2% 180mg 4%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Ingredients: Pearl Barley, Lentils, Red Lentils, Spices, Salt, Dehydrated Garlic, Mustard Flour, Dehydrated Onion
Allergy Statement: Contains: Gluten
** Amount in mix.

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This item has 4.90 stars out of 5 stars based on 61 reviews.

Great flavor, crowd pleaser

My kids and I are dipping our toes into eating beans, this soup is perfect! The spices are perfect, not too much heat. It makes so much I always share with neighbors. Can’t wait till it’s back in stock.


I just made this gnarly soup with ground beef (90% lean) and it was awesomely delicious.... my husband wasn't sure he wanted any but when I asked him to taste just a spoonful he ended up having not just one bowlful but came back again for a second half bowl.... this really hits the spot for dinner now that it's snowy and really frigid outside!

So so good

I made this the other day and it's so good. My family is bonkers over it. I made the Split Pea a few weeks ago. Also amazing. I always substitute some very very high grade unsalted chicken broth for about 2 or 3 cups of the water. (I use Butcher's brand). Makes it so savory. For this barley soup I used tomato paste instead of tomatoes. Just a personal preference. And I ended up adding 2 to 3 additional cups of water at the end bc the barley soup was thick and seemed salty. The additional water solved it. Made it perfect. I just bought a case of each.


White Bea,r Minnesota
I have used this item twice and it makes a wonderful soup. Can't wait to cook it again.

Best Beefed up barley soup

I bought this on a whim, because I need more fiber in my diet. This soup is awesome!! I will buy again, and try the other soups Buckeye Beans offers. I made it with the hamburger, but only added on can of tomatoes. Next time I will add two, as it was a tad spicier than I like. I just added more water to it, and it was still great!!

Best beef barley EVER!!

I roasted a (3lb) chuck roast in the oven for about 3h, with beef broth, wine and sautéed onion. shredded it and then made the soup as directed!! WOW!

Delicious Beef Barley Soup

I am in Connecticut - about as far away from Washington as you can get!
Purchased at my local Homegoods store.
Have only tried the Beef Barley and wasn't sure i would be able to find it again but today i hit the jackpot finding another Beef Barley and several more flavors - cant wait to try them out!
This makes a huge amount of soup - I may try freezing some the next time i cook it up. Keep those soups coming to the Northeast!

Beefed up Barley Soup

I haven't used it yet.


lynn mass
Best barley soup i ever made..I cooked the soup in a crockpot for 5 hours.
Family and guests loved it....

Delish soup!

Mill Valley, CA
We made this for the first time last night. It makes a large quantity of soup and were were glad because this is delicious! It's easy to make and will be a staple in my pantry. Salt amount was perfect, so do make sure to use the unsalted tomatoes.

Best soup ever

Vancouver, WA
This is by far my favorite Buckeye Bean Soup. It makes so much that you can have it for a couple meals. I make it with stew meat. The flavour is perfect. Sometimes, I add a little more barley, but it is amazing just as it is too.

best soup ever made I added carrots and celery yes I would buy again. will make wonderful gifts


This soup is addicting. I can't eat just one bowl. It's delicious!


I just made this Beefed Up Barley soup today for first time. In place of water I used beef broth and added more barley (just because I like barley) The flavor is really good. I am impressed!! I will purchase this product again.

Easy delicious soup

Las Vegas, NV
This soup is fabulous. You don’t have to use beef if you don’t want to. I don’t eat beef. You can substitute chicken, ham bone or no meat at all. Whatever way you prepare it it’s amazing.

beefed up barley soup

Not a bad product. If you like barley and some interesting spices you should like this a lot. It fills you up well also.

Made this soup last night. Absolutely delicious. Hearty and the flavor is incredible. Just added tomatoes and stew meat! Makes a large batch. YUM!

Good Soup

This is very good soup. I used turkey sausage and added fresh chard from our garden and it was a hit with our family. I would highly recommend this soup mix. We receive it originally as part of a gift basket from friends who live in Oregon. Since then, I have purchased it from your company twice and will most likely get more in the future.

This soup is easy to make. I use a crockpot and let it simmer all day. The entire family enjoys it.

Buckeye bean soup mixes

The soup mixes are great . The shipping box was not sturdy . One soup mix box was totally destroyed (beans everywhere ) . The good new is the Company sent free of charge a replace soup mix .

Good soup

I received this in a gift basket. I normally make my own soup from scratch. Was I surprised at how tasty this soup is. My family really enjoys this soup. You can customize it by adding different vegetables, but it is delicious by itself.

great soup mix

Bought this a long time ago and found it while cleaning out my pantry. Decided to make it with a piece of steak I found in the freezer. Cubed the steak into tiny pieces and cooked it with the onion. Added celery and some carrot. Wasn't expecting much from a mix but it was awesome. It didn't have that "mix" taste one usually gets from most mixes. Couldn't remember where I bought it so on to the internet I went.............glad to have found this website. Will definitely get more of the beefed up barley!

Best soup ever

Leonardtown, Md
This was a gift for my daughter Amy, and her husband Mark. I send them this soup, cornbread, and white chili chicken about 4 or5 times a year. She adds fresh beef cubed into small pieces. She says it adds an extra umph. They love having these soups in their pantry, and consider them an absolute dinner treat when they have them. It’s one of their favorites.

Soup maven

Bought this at TJX. What a great soup, easy to prepare and makes a huge pot. Used 2cups water less than recipe and it was almost chili style. Went back for more and it was all gone. Am trying white chicken chile next. I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Will order online.

Love this soup!

We have had several soup mixes from this company but this is our all-time favorite! We like them all but this one - this is our go-to!

The Best of Barley and Beef

San Diego
I happen to find a box of your soup at the "Home Goods" store. Strange place to find soup, but decided to give it a try as my husband and I love soups in the cold weather. So happy I found it on your website. Will give all of your soups a try!!

Love it

North Carolina
I found this at TJmaxx and my family loves it. Wonderful product.

Best Beef Barley Soup ever

I found this line at TJ Max and bought it on a whim because I was running late and this looked like it would cook up quick - what a surprise - quick and delicious. I substituted 4 of the cups of water with 4 cups of beef broth, threw in a couple large handfuls of shredded carrots and used 2 1.45 oz cans of Keystone all natural fully cooked beef. My husband said this is a keeper and ate two large bowls. Keep up the good work.
My 1 year old grandson is a fan of Chicken/Thyme.

Absolutely Delicious

I saw this mix at Marshall's and decided to give it try since it doesn't have preservatives and all the ingredients are "normal" (as opposed to a bunch of chemicals and artificial flavorings). I made it as directed except that I used short ribs instead of lean ground beef (I skimmed it when it cooled to get rid of the fat from the short ribs). The soup was outstanding!!!! Now I'm ordering a case online.

Venisoned-Up Barley Soup

Brooklyn NY
Found this mix while browsing, figured it's all natural, pre-spiced, and made up a good quantity of soup so I'd give it a shot.. Made this with 1.5 lbs of ground Venison, and it was absolutely amazing... Comes out with a very hearty broth, with a little spicy kick... Now, I only regret buying two boxes!!

Venisoned-Up Barley Soup

Brooklyn NY
Found this mix while browsing, figured it's all natural, pre-spiced, and made up a good quantity of soup so I'd give it a shot.. Made this with 1.5 lbs of ground Venison, and it was absolutely amazing... Comes out with a very hearty broth, with a little spicy kick... Now, I only regret buying two boxes!!

Need cooking instructions

Seldom seen Simi Valley, Calif.
We like to prepare large quanities of soup & stews in our large pressure pot.
Is there a recipe you folks have for your packaged dry soup mixes using said pot?
Chicken &Thyme, Beefed Up Barley, and Winter Magic Turkey Soup are our favorites. Pressure pots really shortens cooking time.
Our time is spent traveling to motorhome rallies and Square Dancing expos around the country so we get to feed, and dine with, a lot of people. Your products fit well into our lifestyle because of space saved, ease of preparing, and the aroma that makes us super-chefs to all of our groups.
Thanks for your time (and great products) .
Scott & Mary Campbell Simi Valley, Calif.

Awesome soup

This soup was absolutely awesome. I didn't really need to add anything but me being me I added peas, corn and diced up some carrots, thru in a couple of bay leaves and mmmmm good. My sister was over and she couldn't get enought she called me the next day wanting my recipe. I am definitely hooked, I have read several of the reviews regarding your other soup products and I am super excited to try more.

Hearty and Delicious !!

L.I., New York
I have tried several of these soups and loved all of them, this one is my husband's favorite. It does have a bit of a kick to it, but even my daughter who does not like spicy things, loved this soup. I really like that all of these soups are low in sodium and no artificial ingredients. This one has barley, herbs, chili power, salt, onion, garlic and spices. I used ground up turkey. And after 2 feet of snow today in NY, it was perfect to warm up up.


Newark, NJ
i used 12 oz of frozen turkey meatballs, 2 cups of turkey broth to replace 2 cups of water, and some broken up egg noodles. All else was as called for. Pretty spicy...next time I may use less of the spice packet. Perfect with corn muffins and enough to feed a crowd. I'll get this again.

Five Star

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.

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.


Bedford, VA
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!

Very tasty

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!

My Secret's Out of the Bag!

Santa Maria, CA
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!

Greeaatttt Soup

Ft. Worth, Texas
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 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.

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.

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!

Great taste, convenient to prepare and good price.

Gastonia NC
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.

The BEST soup!!

Plainfield, IL
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!!

Simple and delightful!!

Belleville, MI
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!

We love this soup!

Eugene, OR
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!

A Slight Variation...Great!

North Carolina
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!

Fantastic soup

I made a vegetarian version by using crumbled firm tofu instead of meat. The spices are perfect. I wish I knew what they were.

mmmmm good!

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.

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!



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!

I took a chance!

New York
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.

Great soup - ignore the name

Nashua, NH
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.


Dayton, OH
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.


Dallas, TX
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.


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.