2 lbs. Cubed Stew beef
2 carrots (thinly sliced)
2 celery ribs (thinly sliced)
1 onion (diced)
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup barley
1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
5 cups beef broth
Olive oil


Place cubed beef in frying pan with a little olive oil and brown over high heat on all sides. Place carrots, celery and onion in crock pot. Place beef on top. Combine untrained tomatoes, barley, basil, beef broth and pour over beef and vegetables. Add a little salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours or until tender.