- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
- 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans
- 2 small zucchini, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the onion, garlic, basil and dill in oil until onion is tender. Add the broth, water, carrots and barley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the pork and beans, zucchini, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until vegetables and barley are tender. Just before serving, stir in tomatoes and vinegar; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forVegetable Bean Barley Soup
"I was thinking this would be a bit better. I thought the barley would make it a hartier soup. I thought the cider at the end left a bitter bite too. I followed the recipe exactly. My only change being that I bought quick barley accidentally. So, I just halved the second cook time. To the individual servings I added croutons and some grated parmesan. That helped with the flavor."
"This was very good!!"