Recipe for Best Beef Barley Soup

Submitted by: 2Bleu

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tbsp  olive oil
1/2 lb.  beef sirloin steak, small cubes
onion, chopped
2 cloves  garlic , minced
8 cups  beef broth
beef boullion cubes
1  can (8 oz.)  tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz.)  diced tomatoes
1 cup  pearl barley
1/2 tsp  basil
bay leaf
carrots, sliced
4 stalks  celery, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1.  Preparing Barley: Like all grains, before cooking barley, rinse thoroughly under running water then remove any dirt or debris that you may find.

2.  In a large dutch oven heat oil over medium heat, add meat and brown. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender; drain if necessary.

3.  Stir remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.  NOTE: Add more water if soup becomes too thick upon standing.

   
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