Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup Instant Pot

Beef Barley Soup in the Instant Pot is a great way to enjoy a hearty and flavorful soup! It’s full of tender meat and vegetables and very satisfying!

It is made with chuck roast, whole-grain barley, fresh veggies, and a well-seasoned broth. My favorite thing to end a cold day with at dinner time is a steaming bowl of soup, like this one.

Beef Instant Pot
Beef Instant Pot

Beef Barley Soup In the Instant Pot

There’s just something about all those ingredients simmering together building up flavor, and serving it warm for sipping that creates a cozy dish like no other. It is true comfort food. And this one has a great blend of textures as well, with the tender beef and veggies, chewy barley, and the base of very flavorful beef broth.

Beef Barley Soup Finished
Beef Barley Soup Finished
  • Chuck roast – is probably the best cut of beef for soups and stew. A fattier beef-like chuck roast will be more tender. Other cuts of meat like rump are too lean and will end up chewy and a little dry. Brown the beef first, this adds a rich layer of flavor.
  • Pearl barley – works great here. Medium barley is preferred, it’s just the right size
Beef Back Into Instant Pot
Beef Back Into Instant Pot
Beef Barley Soup

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup

Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup is a great way to enjoy a hearty and flavorful soup! It’s full of tender meat and vegetables and very satisfying!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barley, Beef Stew
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 455kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs. chuck roast trimmed, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 7 cups beef broth for the Instant Pot Recipe
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Select “sauté” setting on Instant Pot.
  • Add oil.
  • Brown beef in 2 – 3 batches. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove beef and sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn to “off” setting.
  • Return all beef to Instant Pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients, Barley, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, tomato paste, rosemary and thyme to the Instant Pot
  • Add 7 cups beef broth
  • Cover and set valve to “sealing” position.
  • Select High pressure and adjust time to 20 minutes.
  • Once 20 minutes is up let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes
  • Then carefully quick release any remaining pressure.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8836IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 5mg
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