1 lb. extra lean ground beef, browned
5 cups water
3 (14 ounce) cans tomatoes seasoned with basil garlic & oregano, with juice
3 cups sliced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced potato
1 cup diced onion
3⁄4 cup pearl barley, rinsed
3 teaspoons beef bouillon granules or 3 beef bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1. Dissolve the bouillon in the water. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or high for 4.5-5 hours.