This old-fashioned Beef Barley Soup is a healthy and cozy lunch or dinner for cool nights!
Add the carrots, celery and onion to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Scrape up all of the flavorful beef bits from the bottom of the pot as you stir! Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring, for one more minute. Stir in the tomatoes, thyme, bay leaves and broth. Return the beef to the pot. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.