Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

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This Instant Pot beef and barley soup recipe were not on my list of ” recipes to make for the blog.”   But when I made it, I didn’t end up following the recipe, really at all, that was on the back of the barley box, and a new method was born.   I changed the measurements on the whole thing, plus added some extra flavor. Here’s to the recipe developer who can’t follow a recipe.  But this soup turned out to be amazing, so amazing, that after I photographed that photo up there, I wolfed that entire bowl down.

And then you’re probably like,  ” How on earth did she just happen to get a video of this soup when she had no intention of putting this recipe on the blog?”.   Well, I happened to have some good lighting that day, so I thought I would take a video just in case this turned out to be good.

So here it is 🙂

5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

Easy and delicious soup!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 caramelized onion
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup barley, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Prepare ingredients.  Wash carrots and celery. cut beef into small pieces, caramelize the onions.  mince garlic. 

  2. Set your Instant Pot to the saute setting. 

  3. Add butter, caramelized onions, beef,  Worcestershire sauce, and garlic.  saute until beef is browned. 

  4. Add carrots, celery, tomatoes, beef broth, barley, and bay leaf. 

  5. Close your Instant Pot.  Cook on high pressure or on soup mode for 20 minutes. 

  6. When cook time has completed.  Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. Remove lid and serve. 


This soup was so good that I instantly wanted to make another batch!  This made such a hearty lunch/dinner, and my family loved it!




  1. 5 stars
    The only change I made was adding corn. Great recipe. Very tasty.

  2. What size can of crushed tomatoes?

  3. Just made this and it is delish!! Easy to put together and quick timing. Little thick so I did add some more broth at the end for a more ‘soup’ like instead of a ‘stew/soup’-stoup! Def would recommend and pass on to fellow ‘instant potters!!’ Thank you

  4. When does the frozen vegetables come in?


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