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I think this recipe has a good start but needs some'tweaking'. Made the recipe as written, with two exceptions; substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth and used 1/2 as much as called for, and substitued canned diced tomatoes. For our taste, the soup needs more spice. To start with I would suggest using a smoked pork chop, instead of the regular pork chop. With the black beans I think mexican spices would be better suited, i.e, chili powder, cumin, oregano, etc. Maybe use mexican spiced canned tomatoes. For me I'd leave out the barley, that's a personal preference.