1 pkg. white navy beans 1/2 barley 4 c. water 2 veg. bullion cubes chopped carrots, onions and celery (1/4 - 1/2 c. each) 1/2 t. sage 6 squirts liquid smoke salt, pepper Soak beans overnight in cold water enough to cover. Drain. Out 4 c. water in crock pot with bullion cubes. Add chopped veggies, beans and sage. Cook 3 hours or better on high. Add barley, salt & pepper and liquid smoke. Cook another hour. Voila!
Hint: Prepare this before going out for the day, add liquid smoke and barley one hour before eating. Time will vary with crock pots and temperature but this is a SIMPLE recipe. NO FAT.