Have been making this for the last 13 years and still love it. I've successfully substituted wheat berries for barley, as well as different beans and chickpeas. Can't imagine not having some of this "old friend" available in the freezer!
Sweet & Sour Barley-Bean Stew
From EatingWell: March/April 1997
Honey adds a touch of sweetness to this vegetarian barley soup. Make it a meal: Crisp, sesame-seeded Lavash crackers and a cucumber salad with yogurt would complete this savory vegetarian dinner.