I love beef barley soup!!! This is my attempt to recreate a soup I used to get every Tuesday at a hospital I used to work at. It is as close as I'm going to get to having it again. I hope you enjoy it!!
Chop carrots, celery and onion in food processor. Sautee chop meat with veggies till meat is browned. Add thyme,salt, pepper, barley, broth and water. Simmer covered 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add cornstarch and water after cook time is over and simmer for a couple minutes till thick and creamy.