I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño.
200 to 250g Beef, Chicken OR Pork *cut into small pieces
1 Onion *finely chopped
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 tablespoon Oil
1/4 teaspoon Hot Chilli Powder OR Cayenne Pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons Ground Paprika
1 to 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 to 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander Seeds
1 canned (400g) Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Stock of your choice
1 canned (*400g) Beans of your choice *drained
1 tablespoon Oregano, Coriander Leaves or Parsley
Salt & Pepper
1 cup cooked Barley
- Heat Oil in a large saucepan or pot over medium-high heat, cook Onion, Garlic and Meat.
- Add Spices and stir-fry for a few minutes, add Tomatoes and Stock, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add drained canned Beans and cooked Barley, and simmer for a few minutes. Add Oregano (OR Coriander Leaves or Parsley) and season with Salt & Pepper.