Oma's Barley Soup Recipe ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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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.
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 !
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!
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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 :)
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.
Oma's German Barley Soup Recipe
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 - 2 tbsp oil
- 8 oz lean bacon, diced
- 8 oz pearl barley
- 2½ quarts broth
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 leek, sliced
- pinch ground caraway seeds (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add bacon and continue cooking for about 1 minute.
- Add pearl barley and broth. Stir and bring to boil.
- Add carrots and celery. Bring to boil and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes.
- Add garlic and leeks. Simmer another 20 minutes until everything is tender. (The barley should still have a bit of "bite".)
- Season with caraway (optional) and salt and pepper.
- Add some cubed meat, such as raw chicken breast, or perhaps some pork or beef, to the bacon as you're cooking it. Brown it a bit for about 5 minutes and continue with the recipe.
- Season with a bit of curry powder if you've added chicken.
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Oma's German Barley Soup Recipe❤️
By Oma Gerhild Fulson
This easy Barley Soup recipe (Graupensuppe) is a German staple. Easy to make and so tasty. It's especially warming on cold winter days. The ultimate 'stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.
Yield: 8 servings
8 oz bacon,
8 oz barley,
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