Place soup bone and beef cubes in a large pot. Add water, tomatoes, onion, and salt. Cover and simmer 2 hours. Add carrots, celery, and turnip; simmer 30 minutes.
I'm a mushroom and barley lover. Very tasty. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the leek, celery and garlic in oil for 2 minutes.
A simple, hearty soup that can be made in less than an hour.
Even in the Spring and Summer I love soup and a slow cooker is the way to go to keep the kitchen cooled down.
Way too easy and if you live alone like me, there will be lots of leftovers to share with friends or to refrigerate and/or freeze for the future. The market I usually shop at doesn't carry pearl barley but I found it at the health food store a couple of doors away.
You can use leftover cooked chicken by simply reducing the cooking/seasoning time in step two to just under 1 minute instead of 2 minutes.
This page contains beef barley and vegetable soup recipes. A hearty, nutritious soup can be made with a variety of vegetables, beef and, of course, barley.