Bacon Beef Barley Soup

Bacon Beef Barley Soup

Ingredients: 
-2 pounds of stewing beef small diced cubes
-6 to 8 pieces of bacon diced 
-1.5 cups diced carrots 
-1 cup of celery diced 
-1 cup of onion diced 
-1 cup diced mushrooms 
-3 cloves of garlic minced
-1/3 cup tomato paste 
-2/3 cup of pearl barley 
-7 to 8 cups of beef broth 
-2 bay leaves 
-1/3 cup parsley diced 

Directions: 
-in a large pot cook bacon half way then add cubed stewing beef, cook until beef and bacon is done 
-add veggies and garlic, and steam for 5 minutes with beef 
-add bay leaves and tomato paste 
-add beef broth and bring to a boil then turn down and simmer for a couple hours