Beef and Barley Soup 20 Feb 13

1 lb stew meat and hamburger
8 cups water
1 pkg beef bouillon
14oz can tomatoes
1 cup celery, chopped fine
1 cup carrots
1 cup onion
1/2 cup barley
1/2 cup parsley
salt and pepper to taste
garlic to taste

Brown beef in 2 tbsp oil. Add 8 cups water to pot and boil; then simmer 1-1/2 hours. Remove meat and shred. Dissolve bouillon in 1/2 cup of water. Add vegetables and bouillon to pot. Add barley, parsley, spices and meat. Simmer until barley is cooked.