Bean and Barley Soup Mix

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Aroostook

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

Top Review by MiSsYC aRtEr

I have made this soup several times and forgot to post a comment. It is wonderful, my DH asks for it all the time. I make it easier by using one bag of assorted beans. And the last time I added kilbasa.

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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