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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

05/26/2012
Easy to prepare

I followed the recipe and used the crock port version. It turned out like a rich stew. I reeally enjoyed it. Got better with age and made a great lunch.

Great flavor
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03/09/2012
Anonymous
Soup done just right

I found it! For medical reasons, I cannot eat spicy foods although dried spices, onion, and garlic are okay. most soups are way too spicy for me. This was just right. It cooks nicely in the crock pot and was great for left-overs.

cooks nicely, no unusual ingredients, wholesome, great tasting
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02/22/2012

This was a good soup but there are better soups on this site.

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01/29/2012
Very hearty, good tasting winter stew

I made this soup in the slow cooker with a few minor adjustments. First, I soaked the beans in a bowl of water for about an hour before putting into the slow cooker. I also added a can of ro tel diced tomatoes and chiles for a little flavor and spice. I added the liquid as modified in the recipe for a slow cooker, and really like the way this came out, very hearty and thick, almost like a stew. I would suggest adding more water if you like your soups a bit thinner. My husband added a little tobasco, but he likes a lot more heat than I do, I thought it was perfectly seasoned. Definitely a keeper!

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12/27/2011
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This is a great winter warmer. My thanks to the previous reviewers who advised increasing the seasoning. I had a bone from a spiral ham and though, it's not low sodium, it makes an excellent broth. I refrigerated and skimmed the fat from the stock and made the recipe as directed except I ONLY had navy beans and barley in the pantry. I increased the amount of veggies and spices. The end result was outstanding!

Lots of options; easy
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