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Bean and Barley Soup Mix

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“This is a make ahead and store mix to be used with a variety of meats and broths.”
8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer all together in a jar or plastic bag.
  2. For preparation, add 8 C Chicken or Beef or Vegetable Broth, optional vegetables of your choice, 3 pounds meaty ham hocks or 1 pounds lean ham (or other type of meat) diced.
  3. include these directions: Sort and Rinse beans.
  4. In large covered pot combine beans with 8 cups of water.
  5. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, for 1 hour, (drain cover with water and refrigerate overnight) OR Drain and rinse.
  7. Combine beans with broth, rice, onion and spices.
  8. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3-4 hours or until beans are tender.
  9. Stir occasionally and add water as needed so that the beans are well covered.
  10. Add tomatoes the last hour of cooking.
  11. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  12. OR After draining beans combine all ingredients except tomatoes in a slow cooker on high for most of the day.
  13. Add tomatoes during last bit and serve remember to remove the bay leaf.

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