1 can (19 oz/540 ml) mixed beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 oz/398 ml) diced tomatoes, drained
1 small sweet potato, diced
In a large pot over medium-high heat, soften the onion, carrots, celery and garlic with the barley and spices in the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the beans, tomatoes and potato. Bring back to a boil. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the barley is tender. Adjust the seasoning.