Grandma's Barley Soup
From: Alix, Quebec, Canada
  • 1 small piece salt pork, rind removed, into small dices
  • 1 or 2 medium onion[s], finely chopped
  • About 8 cups [2 L] homemade beef broth, seasoned to taste
  • 2 cups [500 mL] barley or pearl barley
  • Melt salt pork dices into a thick-bottom casserole until most of the fat has melted.
  • Add and cook chopped onion[s], until golden.
  • Pour in beef broth and mix in barley.
  • Leave to simmer for at least 2 hours, until barley is tender and soup thickened.