Don't be scared, but I actually made up this recipe myself! I was in the mood for some vegetable beef soup, so I started throwing some stuff in a pan and this is what came out. It's a fairly simple, easy to make recipe, but my family and I really enjoyed it. If it looks a bit anemic, it's because I used organic beef broth, so no artificial colors!
Vegetable, Beef and Barley Soup
1-2 cups leftover Sunday roast, cubed or shredded
2 cartons organic beef broth
1/2 cup barley
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 can green beans
1/4 tsp. pepper
Salt to taste
Combine 1 carton beef broth, onions, celery and carrots in a large pot. Add a little salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Add other carton of beef broth, roast beef, barley, green beans and pepper. Bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to med-low and let simmer another 30 minutes or until barley is tender. Serve with homemade bread or rolls.