Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Beef, Barley, Beans and Kale Soup!

This is another recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Beef, Barley, Beans and Kale Soup!

I put together this recipe for which is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you? This is a nourishing and hearty soup. If you choose to make it without meat it can be vegetarian soup.

Here are the other recipes Baked Chicken, Chili, Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Beef shin bone for soup
Beef for soup
Beef meatballs
Beef bouillon
Beans with barley for soup
Carrots and Celery

Serves 4-6


  1. 2-3 Beef shin bones with meat
  2. small meatballs (1/2 lb ground beef)
  3. 2 Tbs olive oil
  4. Beef bouillon (liquid or paste)
  5. small chopped onion
  6. 1-2 cloves of garlic
  7. Water in large soup pan
  8. 2-3 Sliced carrots & celery
  9. Kale
  10. Beans mixed 1/2-3/4 cup
  11. 1/4 Barley


  1. Cook dried beans for 1 hour, drain and set aside to be added to soup later (you can used canned beans instead and add at the end)
  2. Brown beef shin bones in 2 Tbs olive oil
  3. Mix ground beef with some of the chopped onion and combine with one egg to form meatballs
  4. Brown in oil leftover from shin bones
  5. Remove all meat and add rest of chopped onions to oil and saute with garlic
  6. Add water and/or bouillon (I used 2 1/2 tsp beef bouillon paste to water)
  7. Slice up meat from shin bones and add to water
  8. Add sliced carrots and celery and cook for 10 minutes
  9. Add Kale and continue to cook for 20 minutes or until tender
  10. Add meatballs that were partially cooked to soup now and cook for a few more minutes
  11. Add beans and barley mix to soup and mix through and shut off heat
  12. Serve with crusty bread, add grated parmesan if you want
  13. Enjoy!

This is a hearty meal that will last for a few days or you can freeze it for later.

Beef, Barley, Bean and Kale Soup

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Beef, Barley, Beans and Kale Soup!

  1. Sounds good! I just love a yummy soup

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