Beef and Barley Soup (one of Ben's favorites)
8 C. Water
4 Beef Bullion Cubes
1/4 bag Frozen Corn
1/4 bag of other frozen veggie that you like - most people like peas in this kind of soup but Ben doesn't so I usually do carrots
3 Medium Potatoes - cubed
1 tsp. Dried Garlic Powder
1 LB Boneless Beef - cubed (it makes the soup extra yummy if you sear this quickly before putting it in, but you don't have to.)
1 C. Barley
Cracked Pepper - to taste
In a large pot, bring water and bullion to a rolling boil.
Add all other ingredients EXCEPT for the barley.
Cook for 30 minutes.
In a separate pan, cook barley according to the instructions for the kind of barley you're using.
Add all together and simmer for 20-30 minutes at least before serving.
Salt and pepper to taste.