Oh this was WONDERFUL!!!! I made as written except for adding more barley and using canned corn. Flavor was fabulous!!!! If I could rate 10 stars I would!!! Thanks for posting!!
Fixed this the other day for DH's father and his "girlfriend" and she just called to let me know it was delicious!! I fixed half the recipe and sent it over to them so I myself didn't get to try it. I will be making this again just for DH and I. I followed the directions and while cooking it smelled soooo gooood. Thank you and I will update when I get a sample. Made for Spring PAC 2010.
This was a delicious soup, Cathy Pete. Both my kids and enjoyed it, too, which is a big plus. The gravy made it a bit thicker than regular soup and gave it a slight tang to the flavor. I used lower salt beef broth. The barley was subtle but added a bit more texture. Thanks for posting and I'll look out for more of your recipes. Roxygirl