Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Mix

November/December 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (67 votes)

Making your own dry soup mix from beans and spices couldn’t be easier. Layered in a jar, it makes a very pretty gift.

"It makes a delicious thick soup & a great gift! I made it in my crock-pot/slowcooker. Although the recipe calls for only 2 cups of water, I still used the 4 cups of broth. I'm making it today with ham broth instead of chicken broth...
Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Mix

10 Reviews for Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup Mix

Great Gift

I have given this as a gift on many occasions. It is awesome! We mix it with spicy chicken sausage to make a great meal!

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.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 52 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback

Thanks for your feedback about this soup. Your directions will be most helpful.

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!

looks pretty when assembled!
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"!

Was sold on making this gift for Christmas due to the gorgeous photograph!
How much water???

The instructions here say NINE cups of water and FOUR cups of broth. Is that correct? Where did the reviewer get the TWO cups of water?

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

9 cups water and 4 cups broth

9 cups water and 4 cups broth if you're making it on the stovetop; if you're making it in a crockpot, use 2 cups water and cook in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker for 4 hours on high.

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