I really loved this soup. I have an impossible time following any recipe so am sure that over the several times I have made this I have added chipotle peppers, zucchini, bell peppers, more beans, etc., to the mix, topped with avocado and cheese. Absolutely love it and it's a favorite request of my beloved.
Great soup, very filling. Love the addition of the barley. This is similar to the famous "taco soup" we all know and love, but the addition of the barley and rinsing & draining the black beans beforehand makes this a healthier choice. This one is definitely going into my regular rotation.