Banish the winter blues with this comforting Beef and Barley soup. The ingredient list isn't long, and most of the cooking time is hands off.
It is chock full of fiber and nutrient rich vegetables, and makes your whole house smell amazing as it cooks.
For a gluten free option, substitute brown rice or another gluten free grain for the barley. You can even omit the barley if you are trying to reduce the amount of grains in your diet, or if you are Paleo or Whole 30.
I prefer to use a leaner cut of beef for the soup, such as sirloin, but you could use chuck in a pinch. I find that when I use chuck, the end result is a little fatty. If using chuck, make sure that your beef is trimmed of as much fat as possible before beginning, and reduce the amount of oil when searing the meat.