Saturday, February 2, 2013

Budget Friendly Dinner

Try this! It was pretty easy to make, very filling and tasted good.
Soup for dinner!

Basil, Beef and Barley Soup


  • 1
    pound boneless sirloin steak
  • 1/4
    cup all-purpose flour
  • 1
    tablespoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1
    cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1
    14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1
    cup packaged peeled fresh baby carrots, bias sliced
  • 1
    cup lower-sodium beef broth
  • 3
    cups water
  • Small fresh basil leaves (optional)


1. Cut your steak into 1/2-inch pieces. In a shallow dish combine the flour, dried basil, pepper, and salt; add the meat and toss to coat.
2. In large pan heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook until it is browned on all sides. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Stir in the barley, tomatoes, carrots, beef broth, and the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Serve the soup into bowls and top with fresh basil, if desired.