Fiber Rich 7 Bean and Barley Soup
Whole Foods Market sells in bulk a 7 bean and barley mix. If you do not have access to this store, you could buy a pound bag of 17 bean soup and add 1/4 cup pearl barley, 1/4 cup yellow or green split peas, and 1/2 cup lentils.
When soup is done we add canadles(dumplings). To do this keep stove on and have your soup to where it is slightly boiling. Mix 2 eggs, salt and pepper (amount desired) a little water. If you like a bit of heat you could add chopped jalapeno pepper into batter. Mix. Add enough flour so it is a little thicker than a cake batter. Get 2 teaspoons and add teaspoons full of batter into soup.Turn burner off and soup is done.
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 pound 7 bean and barley mix
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- 2 potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 package Ham Hocks
- 1 (32oz.) box of vegetable broth
- 3-4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt or to your liking
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestersire Sauce
- 1/2 teas. chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sherry if desired
Cover your bean soup mix with water and soak overnight.
In food processor with metal blade, turn on, and add your galic in chute until garlic is minced. Quarter your onion and add to food processor and pulse just till chopped.
Add your 1 Tablespoon olive oil to a large soup pot. Add your minced galic and chopped onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add your chopped carrots, and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
Add your drained bean mix to pot and add 3 cups water and the 32 oz. box of vegetable broth. Add the ham hocks. Bring to boil, turn heat to low, and simmer for 2 hours.
Add your diced potatoes and spices. Remove your ham hocks and let cool. When cool get the "good" ham meat off the bones and cut up and add to your soup. Cook for additional 20 minutes. Correct your spices and add more water if soup gets to thick. Just when done we add canadles (dumplings). Recipe is in description.