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Healthified Chunky Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

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84% less sat fat • 17% more Vitamin A than the original recipe. Starving? Enjoy this chunky and beefy soup that won't leave you looking either chunky or beefy.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
tablespoon cooking oil
12
ounces lean beef or lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
4
cans (14 oz) lower-sodium beef broth
1
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped celery
1
teaspoon dried oregano or basil, crushed
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
bay leaf
1
cup frozen mixed vegetables
1
can (14.5 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1
cup parsnip, peeled and cut into1/2-inch-thick slices, or potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2/3
cup quick-cooking barley

Directions

  • 1 In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add meat; cook and stir until meat is browned. Stir in broth, onion, celery, oregano, garlic, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours for beef or 45 minutes for lamb.
  • 2 Stir in frozen vegetables, undrained tomatoes, parsnip, and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 100
  • Fat Reduced By 10g
  • Sodium Reduced By 500mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup refrigerated diced potatoes with onion 12 ounces lean beef or lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pound beef or lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes 4 cans (14 oz) lower-sodium beef broth
4 cans (14 oz) beef broth 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 tablespoons butter 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
280 (before)
180 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
1 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
930 mg (before)
430 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
14 g (before)
4 g (after)
Vitamin A (%DV)
 
 
8 (before)
25 (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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