Southwestern Barley Soup

  • This recipe was originally posted By Kell in Oct., 2013 What's for Dinner Thread.


    Southwestern Barley Soup

    Ingredients
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    3 cups water
    1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
    1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
    1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
    1/2 cup medium pearl barley
    1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    3 cups cubed cooked chicken
    Directions
    In a Dutch oven, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the water, corn, beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth, barley, chilies, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer after 45 minutes.
    Stir in chicken; cook, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until chicken is heated through and barley is tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).