In a large saucepan, brown the meat in the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan, brown the onion and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Add oil, if needed. Add the carrots, barley, and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Return the meat to the pan. Add the broth and water and bring to boil.
Cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until the barley and meat are tender. Adjust the seasoning. Add broth, if needed.
Take advantage on the cheapest beef cuts: Sirloin tip, round, etc.. They are perfect for this type of dish's cooking time. Indeed, the long, slow cooking is ideal for tenderizing the toughest cuts of meat.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.