In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown the meat and onion in the oil.
Add the broth, barley and seasonings.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
Bring to a boil again then reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until meat and carrots are tender. Stir several times during cooking.
Add parsley and serve.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving about 8 people, with 1 serving being about 1 cup of soup. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**