"This" is a big bowl of Mushroom-Barley soup.
It’s really simple to throw together and makes a pretty hearty meal . It’s also really simple—although it needs to simmer for at least two hours so the barley can get tender.
¼ cup of canola oil
1 large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 lbs. of mushrooms* (I used 1 lb. white button mushrooms and 1 lb. of cremini)
4 cloves, crushed
3 quarts beef broth
1 cup pearl barley, rinsed
Salt & pepper to taste
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