Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Mix Delicious and super easy to prepare. I made it on the stove with 9 cups of water and 4 cups of beef broth. Simmered for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Using as gifts this Christmas in 1/2 quart mason jars.
IN ANSWER TO THE? RE: (oops forgot caps were on) enough water in a crock pot the vegies and meat if there is any give off a tremendous amount of water/liquid so 2 cups is more than enough!!! Do NOT add any more or you won't have soup you'll have overcooked and melted ingredients! Long time tried everything and made ALL the mistakes Crock Pot User in Tucson AZ ENJOY! I'll be putting this up for my friends and family what a delightful inexpensive present to give INDEED!
Thank Goodness for this Review Section...... because I could not find a Contact Us (by phone or email) link to ask about the 2 vs. 9 cups of water discrepancy in the reviewer's comments and directions for making soup. I've rated the soup POOR because of how it is written up NOT on taste because I haven't made it. I'm going on FAITH that 2 cups of water is correct and that the veggies will release a lot of water because family and friends will put a contract out on me if 2 cups is incorrect. I'll have to enter the Witness Protection Program for safety until their anger blows over! We hate to make failures! Pros: Was sold on making this gift for Christmas due to the gorgeous photograph! Cons: Proofreader didn't catch the 2 cups vs. 9 cups of water but the readers sure did!
Great gift and nice to have something that wasn't SWEET! This is really a great tasting food just don't tell them that it is actually good for them! And so nice to offer something that did not have sugar in it. I got ALOT of wonderful comments. People really appreciated they had this easy to do recipe ready when everyone was home over the holidays. As a giver and an eater I would HIGHLY recommend this! Pros: VERY easty to put togther as a gift and easy to make Cons: Needs more spice but as that is SO personal it is good it is not added up front
If only an editor would read these reviews... I'm going to give this as hostess gifts to friends and family this holiday season and I really wish I could give them the proper cooking instructions! I figure the 13 cups of liquid must have a purpose... right? I know the beans are dried so perhaps the reason for so much liquid is because the recipe basically calls for soaking them and cooking them at the same time??? And during the 2-2 1/2 hours of cooking there should be significant evaporation right??? I guess I'll cross my fingers & hope for the best. Wish I had time to try it before the first round of parties this weekend! Pros: looks pretty when assembled! Cons: confusing instructions vs reviews