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Leftover Prime Rib and Barley Soup

Leftover Prime Rib Barley Soup

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Warm your soul with a bowl of Leftover Prime Rib and Barley Soup! Tender vegetables, barley and prime rib in a rustic and robust red wine beef broth. Simple yet tastes like you spent hours slowly simmering it on the stove.
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine American
Keyword barley, easy, leftovers, one pot, prime rib, red wine, soup
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8
Calories 314
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms cleaned and quartered
  • 2 cups carrot diced (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 leek rinsed and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup cabernet sauvignon see notes
  • 8 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking barley
  • 1 pound leftover prime rib cut into bite-sized pieces
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large soup pot. Heat over medium and add in the mushroom, carrot, celery, onion, leek and garlic with a couple small pinches of kosher salt. Stir, cover and sauté until tender. Stirring ocassionally, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoe paste and cook 1 minute. Pour in the wine, stir and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Tie up the thyme and rosemary with kitchen string.
  • Next, pour in the broth and 2 cups water. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the quick cooking barley. Stir and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add in the prime rib and heat over low for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the herb bundle and bay leaves. Season with kosher salt (for me it's 2 teaspoons) and ground black pepper to taste.


If you are avoiding alcohol, substitute with an additional cup of beef broth


Serving: 1generous cup | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 643mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g