beef barley stew/soup

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
30 mins
2 hrs

this is a winter staple here, especially when my college kids come home

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  1. heat oil in large soup pot.
  2. add beef to flour mixture, add to oil, brown on all sides in batches, remove add onion& celery, saute til soft, add mushrooms, carrots, beef.
  3. add 8 cups of liquid, spices, bring to boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. add barley and potatoes simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. add peas cook til heated through.
  6. thicken for stew as mentioned above.