Bean and Barley Soup

Bean and Barley Soup

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Barley provides a simple addition to a no-fuss bean soup that's ready in 25 minutes.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1
tablespoon canola or soybean oil
2
small onions, sliced
2
cloves garlic, chopped
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
can (15 ounces) Progresso® garbanzo beans, undrained
1
can (15 ounces) Progresso® black beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
box (9 ounces) Green Giant® Simply Steam® frozen baby lima beans
3
cups water
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and cumin in oil about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except cilantro. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until lima beans are tender. Stir in cilantro.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained, can be substituted for the frozen lima beans.
“I’ve made it a point to drink a lot more water. I always have some at my desk and take a water bottle with me when I am on the go. I also try to get more liquids in the foods I eat, like this yummy soup.” Sherry L.
A Note from Dr. B.:
This tasty, quick soup contains many good-for-you ingredients, including barley, beans and tomatoes. These provide high fiber, heart-friendly folic acid and lots of iron that is good for the iron in your blood, and all with a reasonable amount of fat, extremely important for your overall health.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 940mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 81g
    • (Dietary Fiber 18g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 5 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.