This soup has “comfort food” written all over it.
You can make it either in the crockpot or on the stove top.
It smells heavenly as it simmers away!
2 pounds stew meat (nicely marbled beef chunks)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons oil
10 cups water
3 mounded tablespoons good quality beef base
3 stalks celery (about 2 cups), chopped
2 onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large potato, peeled and shredded, about 2 cups
3-4 large carrots, peeled and shredded, about 2 cups
1 cup pearl barley rinsed
Click here for the entire recipe at The Food Charlatan.