This easy Barley Soup recipe, aka Graupensuppe, is a German staple. Easy to make and so tasty. It's great for those cool autumn days and especially warming on cold winter days. Why?This soup is a "stick-to-your-ribs" satisfying comfort food! This grain is high in fiber and protein. It has a chewy texture and nutty taste, similar to brown rice. Use this soup recipe to learn how to cook barley. It really is easy.
For the soup pictured above, I added about one pound of cubed raw chicken breast to the bacon. Then I cooked it together for about 5 minutes. After that, I continued with the recipe. I used chicken bouillon cubes and even added a bit of curry powder. This addition turned a normal barley recipe into something WUNDERBAR !
Like the soup above? You'll love looking at and making more of Oma's soups. All so quick and easy!
What makes these soups so wunderbar? They bring back such wonderful memories of my Mutti's kitchen. So, of course, I had to write my own soup e-cookbook to share with my grandchildren. I know you'll LOVE it, too! There are 84 full-color pages filled with step-by-step instructions and hints. Take a quick peek ...
Sharing these soup recipes from my Mutti and Oma to my own young grandchildren ... that's such a delicious way to pass on our German heritage :)
Use the quantities of vegetables as a rough guide. Add extra if you wish. Add other vegetables that are lurking in your fridge -- cauliflower, potatoes, and even green beans are great additions.
For the broth, use bouillon cubes; vegetable is traditional. Using a chicken or beef broth works great as well. Be creative! It's fun making your very own easy soup recipes. Use this one as a base.
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