I'm starting to think I need to vary my Wednesday or I'm going to have nothing but reciepes on my blog. But not to change in mid-week, he is another favorite of mine. Beef Barley Soup. On cold days, this is soooo good.
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
7 cups water
1 16-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablesppons instant beef bouillon granules
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups sliced carrot
1 cup sliced celery
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
In a large kettle or Dutch oven brown meat in hot oil over low heat; drain well. Still in water, undrained tomatoes, onion bouillon granules, salt, basil, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir in carrot, celery, barley, and green pepper. Cover, simmer for 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper (though I find I don't need to add anything at this point)
This is great to make when you have time, because though it doesn't take a lot of prep time, it takes a long time simmering. But it's well worth the wait.
We've been having lots of rainy days, and it's great on those days.
Hope you enjoy!