My family loves this dish and it goes down really well on the cold winter days. I love using juniper berries as it gives this dish such distinctive flavour. Make sure the beef is slowly simmered until tender. The barley soaks up some of the juices and thickens the rich gravy, making a hearty casserole. Don't forget to add beef gravy granules and cook for 3 minutes - if you like it thick just add more granules to the pot.