Klein Family Cookbook

    Soups & Stews


Bean and Barley Soup                                    Tom & Kari


Smoked turkey sausage adds considerable flavor to this healthy,

high-fiber soup.


1             tablespoon olive oil

1          cup chopped onion

1          cup chopped carrot

1/2      cup chopped celery

2          garlic cloves, minced

1/2      cup uncooked pearl barley

1/4     pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 12-inch cubes

3          cups frozen lima beans

1 - 3/4   cups water

            Dash pepper

2          14 1/4-ounce cans fat-free chicken broth

1          14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2            teaspoon hot sauce


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot,

celery and garlic; saute 5 minutes.

Add barley and sausage; saute 4 minutes.

Add beans, water, pepper, broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in hot sauce.

6 servings.