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17 Bean and Barley Soup

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Level: Easy

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6

Description

I can already tell your belly needs this in it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dried Mixed Beans, Soaked Overnight
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Size) Diced Tomatoes, In Their Juices
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Chopped White Onion
  • 2 whole Carrots, Chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Herbes De Provence
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 pinch Coarse Salt
  • 1 pinch Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 cube Tomato Bouillon

Preparation

Toss the soaked bean/barley mix into a large pot. Add the broth and canned tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

In the meantime, heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and red bell pepper. Sprinkle with Herbs De Provence, dried basil, a good pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until veggies start to soften, 5 minutes.

Add the veggies to the soup pot. Add the bouillon cube, partially cover and simmer on medium for an hour. If ya need to add water at any point, toss a cup in.

Taste and season accordingly. If the beans need a little longer, simmer another 20 minutes.

Just taste that. I know.

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queenbe on 10.15.2013

I make a similar soup, but I start it out with a quart of vegetable broth and a quart of water; by using the broth the soup has a wonderful deep flavor. I don’t like to use the bouillon cubes because of the salt content.

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Kristin Fields on 9.28.2013

The first cold day that comes, I am making this! Thanks for the info about the beans, barley, and tomato bouillon cubes. I was wondering about that!

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Bev Weidner on 11.2.2011

Hey!
It’s just like chicken or beef bouillon cubes. You can find it right on the same aisle! (they aren’t frozen.)
Hope this helps!

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tracyc on 11.2.2011

This sounds so good!! What is Tomato Bouillon and where can I find it??? Is is like the frozen garlic cubes from
TJ’s?? Thanks

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Bev Weidner on 10.25.2011

Hey Lindsay! I’m sorry that’s a little confusing, isn’t it? I actually bought the bag from Trader Joe’s (not sure if you read the post on my site) and it was a mix of beans and barley! But, if you don’t have the mix on hand, it’s just 2 cups TOTAL of dried beans and barley. Your choice of however much you prefer to add.
Hope this helps and thanks so much for reaching out!

-bev

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rinabeana on 10.22.2013

Yum! I used a Goya mixed bean soup blend, but didn’t add barley. I did throw in some pork shoulder. Turned out great – very hearty!

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katejudy311 on 10.25.2012

This was a great change of pace for us; a definate keeper!

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ambj73 on 1.13.2012

Loved it! Wow, wasn’t expecting a lot (especially since I had to alter a bit from the recipe as written), but the flavor was so wonderful. Nice with a slice of sprouted grain bread and butter, mmmmm. Didn’t have a pepper on hand, but did throw in a couple parsnips–more of a trade than a substitution I know. ;) Didn’t have tomato bouillon and just skipped that part entirely and the flavor was still phenomenal. Definitely making this again.

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