not sure what type of barley soup your looking for, but here is a good one. my husband who typically doesn't like soup loves this!
barleyburger soup 1/2 pd ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 1 can (18 ounces, 2 1/4 cups) tomato juice 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup uncooked barley
Cook beef and onion until meat is brown, drain fat. Add remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Reduce heat, simmer for about an hour. 2 servings!