Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

November/December 2010

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

"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

30 Reviews for Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

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 3 years 7 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.

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
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
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

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


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