Southwestern Three-Bean Barley Soup!

Looking for something healthy and warm to eat during this cold winter?! Well look no further, try this delicious and easy soup to make for the family!


  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 1 large diced stalk of celery
  • 1 large diced carrot
  • 9 cups of water
  • 4 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup of pearl barley
  • 1/3 cup of dried black beans
  • 1/3 cup of dried great northern beans
  • 1/3 cup of dried kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, celery, and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally-about 5 minutes.
  3. Add water, broth, barley, great northern beans, kidney beans, black beans, cumin, chili powder, and oregano.
  4. Bring it to a lively simmer for about 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours (adding more water, 1/2 cup at a time).
  5. Season with salt.


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