Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

High in fibre and tasty too. Adapted from Eating Well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large, nonstick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and red pepper.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes more.
  6. Add cumin.
  7. Remove from heat, and set aside mixture in a bowl.
  8. In the same pan, add broth, water, barley oregano and hot sauce.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until barley is tender, adding extra water as necessary, about 30 minutes.
  11. Stir in beans, salsa, lime juice and onion mixture, and heat through.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.
Most Helpful

We didn't have any hot sauce, so we just skipped that, figuring we could add additional spice to taste. Well, it was a nice mildly spicy dish without it. We will be making it again! It took me 20-30 minutes to get it going, but after that did not need a lot of attention. The barley did need the extra water, though.

Michelle from Central Time February 09, 2009

This was excellent! Did a few modifications to my taste/availability: white instead of red onion, omitted red pepper, added 1 cup of frozen corn. I actually made this in my Pampered Chef microwave rice cooker--it turned out great and I didn't have to stir while the barley cooked. This is an easy recipe that I will definitely make again.

kja July 08, 2008