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Beef barley soup that tastes like... Progresso?

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Beef barley soup that tastes like... Progresso?

classact2575 | Jan 16, 2013 10:11 AM

I admit it. I eat canned soup. [Hangs head in shame.]

I really, really enjoy Progresso's Beef Barley soup (http://progresso.com/Products/Soup/Ri...), but like most canned soups, it has a TON of sodium in it. Unfortunately, Progresso doesn't make a reduced-sodium version of this soup, so I'm stuck with stressing out my kidneys every time I eat it.

Ideally, I'd like to just make my own and be able to eat as much soup as I want, especially when it's freezing cold/raining out. However, the sheer number of recipes I've found is overwhelming, and I'm not sure how to narrow them down.

The one thing that I particularly like about this soup is that the broth is fairly thick and has a black-peppery kick to it.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

-KC

P.S. For reference, here's the ingredient list for my evil, sodium-laden Progresso soup:
Beef Broth, Carrots, Cooked Beef, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Barley. Contains less than 2% of: Corn, Celery, Modified Food Starch, Water, Sugar, Salt, Soy Protein (hydrolyzed), Wheat Flour Bleached, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Extract, Toasted Onion Powder, Caramel Color, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavor, Spice, Soybean Oil, Dried Parsley, Citric Acid, Sodium Phosphate, Beef Fat, Beef Extract, Calcium Chloride, Paprika.

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