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Sausage Barley Soup

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"This is a nice soup recipe with a lot of texture and flavor. It is a welcome change for those weeks when there doesn't seem to be a lot of variety... and all 3 of my kids even loved it. This can also be cooked in a pan on the stove until the barley and carrot are tender, but I prefer the slow cooker method. The flavors seem to blend better."
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Ingredients

4 h 15 m servings 382 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until the sausage is evenly brown. Season with Italian seasoning. Remove from heat, and drain.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the sausage mixture, chicken broth, carrot, spinach, and barley.
  3. Cover, and cook 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 382 calories; 22.9 g fat; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 20.7 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 2722 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Wonderful soup! Hit the spot on a cold Winter's day! Immediately upon reading this recipe, I knew I had to use more of some of the ingredients ~ I used three carrots, 1/2 cup barley, three clove...

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This soup was alright - certainly not up there with some of the others I have tried. I made it exactly as written, without modification. The soup was absolutley swimming in spinach, green in a...

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Wonderful soup! Hit the spot on a cold Winter's day! Immediately upon reading this recipe, I knew I had to use more of some of the ingredients ~ I used three carrots, 1/2 cup barley, three clove...

This is a really good and hearty soup. I used 8 c of chicken broth, 3 carrots (per other reviewers) and doubled the amount of barley, since I'm a huge barley fan. I cooked the soup in the croc...

This is my new FAVORITE soup! I used hot sausage and it was amazingly good. Doubled up on the seasoning and garlic and used one bag of baby carrots. AWESOME!

Delicious! I used hot Italian sausage, cut into chunks, and it gave the soup such a kick. I used two carrots and a little more barley (1/3 cup) as suggested, tossed in some dried basil/oregano/g...

Well, I made a couple of changes to the original recipe based on other reviewers' suggestions, and it turned out SO GOOD! :) I used 3 carrots instead of 1, added quarter cup each of frozen pea...

An excellent soup for a cold day! I added shredded carrot (I don't care for sliced carrots), a can of diced tomatoes, a can of sliced mushrooms, and used hot sausage. I don't understand commen...

I used hot Italian sausage, real spinach, extra barley and mushrooms when I made this. I made this twice for a group of guys doing construction in near zero temps. Both times they thought it ...

This soup was alright - certainly not up there with some of the others I have tried. I made it exactly as written, without modification. The soup was absolutley swimming in spinach, green in a...

We really liked this soup. I used some turkey smoked sausage I had on hand, slicing into small pieces. It was good, but I think using Italian sausage as written is more suited for the soup. The ...