Fill pot half way with tap water and turn range to medium high heat
Rinse steaks and trim fat
Cut into about 3x3 inch pieces and add to pot
Skim off meat scum until no more scum is produced (about half hour)
Remove meat and allow to cool to touch (about 10 min), turn range down to low
Cut into bite size pieces and return to pot
Peal and slice carrots, add to pot
Add barley to pot
Drain water from cans and add to pot
Add the tomato purée and half of the beef bouillon and stir. Cook on medium high for 30 min before first taste. Add more bouillon and tomato paste to taste, stir. Always cook 30 min between tastes!
Total cook time about 3 hours (depends on your taste) prep time about 1 hour. This large recipe makes 20 - 30 portions. Enjoy!