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Pinto Beans and Barley Soup

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pinto Beans and Barley Soup

2 cups of pinto beans
1 cup barley
4-6 cups water
1 medium diced onion
1/2 cup asparagus
1/2 cup white asparagus
1 small diced yellow squash
1/2 cup bok choy
1/2 swiss chard
1/2 cup fennel
2-4 cups greens (I used dino kale)
5 mushrooms, chopped
1 cup broccoli
1/2 diced eggplant
1 can green beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon (or more) of onion powder, garlic powder, spike, Ms. Dash, paprika, pepper

First I soaked the pinto beans and the barley over night in lots of water (then rinsed the next day)

I put the pinto beans, barley and the first seven veggies in the electric pressure cooker with a bunch of water that cover the veggies. I turn the Pressure Cooker on for 3 minutes and then allow the pressure to come down naturally (although I could released the pressure faster because they seemed very done)

I put the Pressure Cooker on simmer and added the greens, tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, broccoli (already cooked) and the spices. I left it on for around 10 minutes making sure everything was done.

Note: I don't measure anything so everything is a guess.

Your going to need lots of spices.

I used up a bunch of frozen veggies and fresh veggies that I had left over.

You can add any veggies, beans and grains that you want or have on hand.

What is so great about the electric pressure cooker...It cooks beans fast and that is just great.

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SKATER787 12/28/2013 12:17AM

    Wonderful. I did a double take after reading your intro before coming here that you don't cook. Even many experienced cooks don't know how to use pressure cooker. Congrats and good job.

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AMARILYNH 12/19/2013 7:28PM

    I have an electric pressure cooker that I don't use nearly often enough. MUST try this!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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GIANTPANDA 12/19/2013 7:18PM

    This sounds great!

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GENRE009 12/15/2013 2:37PM

    I like this! We eat very similar, but I am not a vegetarian. I don't know if you re though. But your meals are very healthy. eva

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BUTTERFLYGRACE 11/20/2013 4:34AM

    What a yummy recipe!!! Thanks so much for sharing! And, you make me want an electric pressure cooker! I watched Chef AJ use one on a YouTube video this week and between the two of you, I'm sold! THANKS!!!

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LAMOURA 11/19/2013 12:21PM

    See you cook!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANTENAY 11/19/2013 10:37AM

    Yum. I have bok choy in the house, can use spinach for the swiss chard.

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DRAGON-CHICK 11/19/2013 4:56AM

    I have my mother's old pressure cooker. Not sure why I kept it; the thing always scared me!

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MICKEYH 11/18/2013 11:40PM

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