Beef and Barley Soup

  1. 1 lb beef (any steak will do)
  2. 1 c uncooked barley
  3. 5 medium potatoes
  4. 3-4 carrots
  5. 1 medium onion
  6. 2 tbsp minced garlic
  7. 7-8 cups beef broth ( can be replaced with bullion and water)
  8. 1 tsp parsley
  9. 1 tsp celery seed
  10. 1/2 tsp pepper
  11. to taste salt
  12. 2 tbsp butter (optional)
  1. Prepare steak by cutting into 1/2 inch pieces
  2. Prepare vegetables by cutting into 1/2 inch pieces
  3. Add all ingredients together in a large pot Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to just below medium heat Allow soup to simmer for 30-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender
  4. Optional cooking method: combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours Meat will be more tender using this method

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