Soup Beef Barley Soup with Spinach Beef Barley Soup with Spinach Print Recipe CourseSoup Beef Barley Soup with Spinach Print Recipe CourseSoup Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds beef for stew cut into 1- inch pieces 5 cups water 1 package dry onion mushroom soup mix .9 to 1.32 ounce 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper 1/2 cup medium pearled barley 4 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach Servings: Instructions Combine beef, water, soup mix, thyme, salt and pepper in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 60 minutes. Stir in barley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until beef is fork-tender and barley is tender. Stir in spinach; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.