Beef Barley Soup
1.5 lbs beef chuck, cut in 3/4" cubes 2 large potatoes, cut in 3/4" chunks
Bring the beef broth to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. In a medium pan, heat the oil, then add the beef cubes and brown on all sides. Pour the contents of the pan into the beef broth. Add the barley, tomato paste, and onion. Cook, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes.
Add the celery, potatoes, and carrots to the pot. Cook, covered for 60 minutes.
Add the zucchini and tomatoes to the pot and cook for an additional 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.