Beef, Sausage and Barley Soup


Courtesy of our local grocery store, this recipe was featured in their magazine as a “seasonal” recipe.  What sets it apart from other beef and barley soup recipes is the use of Irish beer. Well…I don’t have any Irish beer in my refrigerator but I do have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which is what I used as a substitute.  I also added spicy sausage (which made my husband very happy) and few kernels of sweet peas.


  • 1/2 lb beef sirloin or round steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 4 cups beef broth (or water)
  • 1 cup Irish beer (or any beer)
  • 2 pieces hot links sausages cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup barley, washed and drained
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup sweet peas


  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Add beef and cook over medium heat until brown on all sides.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Serve with warm bread.
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» ces said: { Mar 6, 2009 - 12:03 }

hi Raquel!
thank you so much for the interest in Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. March 8 is when we start posting for bread-y or not…and that’s Manila time. so for us here in the US the announcement is posted @ 12 pm, Saturdays. i just want to clarify the…’group membership has been approved’
part in your comment, which group is this? because as far as LaPiS is concerned, there are no pre-qualifications neither there is an approval needed to join…
i look forward to your delicious posts!

» Elyse said: { Mar 6, 2009 - 12:03 }

Beef stew is one of my favorite comfort foods. My grandma made this for me and my sibs when we were growing up, and it’s the one meat dish that I always looked forward to. I’m so excited to see your jazzed up beef soup. It looks absolutely divine, and I just can’t wait to taste the memories when I make your soup!

» Tangled Noodle said: { Mar 7, 2009 - 06:03 }

I saw the beer in the ingredients list and knew this was a keeper! Definitely a hearty meal for cold days (and I need it – snow forecasted for this weekend here in MN).

» pepsakoy said: { Mar 7, 2009 - 10:03 }

Terrific ! I was attracted by barley.. given the recipe calls for beer, that makes me even more convinced to give it a try..

Thanks for sharing the recipe..

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