Prepare ingredients for the dish. Cut mushrooms into four pieces, cut meat into cubes, dice onions and carrots into chunks.
Preheat skillet to a high heat, brown the meat until it's browned. Remove meat form the skillet and place it into a slow cooker.
Into the same skillet, place carrots and onion and cook until they are lightly browned. Place them into a slow cooker.
Brown mushrooms on a skillet and add them into the slow cooker.
Into the slow cooker, add in barley, bay leaves, better than bullion and season with salt. Fill the slow cooker with water, covering 2/3 of the ingredients(I used about 2.5 cups).
Depending on your slow cooker you would need to cook the food on high for 2-4 hours. Check while it's cooking to see if it's ready.