1/2 lb boneless beef stew meat or 1/2 lb
lamb, cut into small pieces
onion, finely chopped
fresh parsley, finely chopped
fresh lemon juice
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot. Then sprinkle the meat with salt & pepper. Saute both the onion & beef (or lamb) for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the parsley & cinnamon.
Next add in the water, tomato paste, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat & simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
Add the barley & cook for 40-45 minutes or until the barley is tender. Stir the lemon juice & serve hot.