Beef Barley Soup with Bone Marrow
What makes this the best beef barley soup recipe?
Adding a cracked marrow beef bone during the simmering process makes this cold-weather soup extra delicious. Bone marrow is also rich in nutrients; along with small amounts of protein and important vitamins like B12 and riboflavin, it also contains a good amount of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and is thought to help promote healthy skin and reduce joint pain; it may even assist in boosting your immune system. In fact, my daughter is such a fan of this aspect of the soup that I always save her a marrow bone or two to enjoy along with it.
You can often purchase marrow bones already cracked; alternatively, if you have a friendly butcher, ask them to crack the bones for you.