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Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

November/December 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (249 votes)

Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I wonder about the slow cooker version of this recipe - it indicates to use 2 cups of water instead of 9 cups. Can this be incorrect? It doesn't seem like nearly enough water to soften the beans. "
Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Recipe

28 Reviews for Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

01/07/2013
Anonymous
Slow Cooker makes it taste great!

I cooked in in the slow cooker for seven hours on low and it turned out like a great stew.

Modifications to the recipe:
-make sure to only put two cups of water instead of the nine if using in the slow cooker; if you want more of a soup, maybe add more.
- double the spices (oregano, chili pepper, cumin)
- add a can of rotel tomatoes and diced chili

delicious!

spicy, flavorful, high in protein
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Anonymous wrote 45 weeks 6 hours ago

2 c water is not enough if

2 c water is not enough if using dried beans!

01/02/2013
Hearty Soup

Followed the suggestion of others and doubled the spices. Glad I did; I think it would have been very bland if I hadn't. It took a very long time to cook on the stove. At first I couldn't believe the amount of liquid called for: 11 cups in total. But I ended up adding about an additional cup of broth before it was finished. All and all, an excellent soup, just what we needed for a cold winter day.

Easy
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12/01/2012
Anonymous
This was real good, me and my family loved this

I agree with the other viewers it needed more spice, and I made mine in crock pot so it did need more that 2 cups of water. I added my own seasonings, abodo and saizon and a drop of chipote sauce, and it came out real great

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10/26/2012
Odd in slow cooker

Made this according to the recipe in the slow cooker: 2 cups water and 4 cups broth. This was nowhere near enough liquid. Next time I will add canned tomatoes as other reviewers suggested.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

I thought it was great in the

I thought it was great in the slow cooker, but I added a can of rotel tomatoes and diced chilis. I only used two cups of water and four cups of broth. It turned out more like a stew but I think I prefer it that way.

10/23/2012
Anonymous
will make again

The only thing I added to make it perfect for us was some hot sauce! I may try a bit of garlic next time, but otherwise,
it has gone in my recipe file!

easy and healthy
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