I just made this on the stove. Do NOT add more barley...the liquid ratio is perfect and gives oh some nice sauce. However, the suggestion to add a splash of worestershire sauce is brillant. I also added a splash of red wine and half a teaspoon of powdered corriander and just a pinch of dried cillantro. Delicious!
Yummy comfort food! Only additions I made were a splash of Worcestershire Sauce and to thicken the broth a bit with flour after it had cooked. I will be adding at least 2 times as much barley next time. I christened my new cast iron dutch oven with this dish! Thank you!!!