Meaty beef soup bones are combined with vegetables, a removable spice bag, barley and 12 cloves of garlic in this simple-to-prepare soup which needs 8 hours to cook in a slow cooker.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 beef soup bones
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 5 stalks celery
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 'bouqet garni' spice balls
- 1/2 pound baby carrots
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 11 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 cup barley
Place beef bones in a large size slow cooker. Add salt, celery stalks, onion, bouquets garnis, pepper, carrots, parsley and garlic. Fill slow cooker within 2 inches of the top with hot water and cook for 6 hours, covered on high heat, stirring occasionally.
Add barley and cook for 2 more hours stirring occasionally or until meat can easily be removed from bones.
Remove and discard onion, bouquets garnis, celery, and parsley.
Transfer bones to a dish and remove meat from bones, being careful not to take off cartilage or gristle. Place meat back into soup, stir, and serve.