Here ya go lyndalou! I make a soup similar to this and add sliced cabbage and canned tomatoes.
Bean/Barley/Sausage Soup: This is something that you could be really versatile with seasonings and other ingredients.
1 lb kidney beans, dry
1 package smoked polish sausage,sliced
7 cup water
1 cup barley
2 garlic cloves, peeled
3 bay leaves
Put rinsed beans in large saucepan. Add water, cover and let stand
Drain off water the next day. Put beans, barley and remaining
ingredients into crockpot. Stir. Cover and cook on high for 4
hours or on low for 8. Remove bay leaves. Salt to taste when serving
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