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Lamb & Barley Soup

Old Fashioned Barley Soup Recipe

8

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

2 hrs

Cook Time

Kathy Paterson

Recipe author

Kathy Paterson

Packed full of veges and with tender lamb, this soup is convenient and versatile. Leave it to simmer on the stove top and enjoy, or freeze to bring out when you don’t have time to cook.

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High Protein

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Lamb,

Dinner,

Lunch,

Family Favourites,

Everyday,

National Lamb Day,

Ingredients

Lamb

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500g Quality Mark lamb shoulder

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diced

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2 onions

finely chopped

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2 garlic cloves

finely chopped

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1 litre beef stock

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1 litre water

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400g canned tomato

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1 bay leaf

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1 sprig fresh rosemary

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1 sprig fresh thyme

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3/4 cup pearl barley

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1 potato

peeled and diced

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2 carrots

peeled and diced

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a small wedge of cabbage

shredded

To serve

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1 cup flat-leaf parsley

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finely chopped

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ciabatta bread

Method

To Make Soup

To Serve

Slow Cooker Option

1

Heat a dash of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.

2

In batches, add the lamb and brown on both sides.

3

Transfer lamb to a plate.

4

Lower the heat, add another dash of oil and the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

5

Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute.

6

Pour in the stock, water and tomatoes.

7

Return the lamb to the saucepan along with the herbs and pearl barley.

8

Bring the soup up to the boil, season, then cover and reduce the heat.

9

Add a splash of red wine vinegar to the soup just before serving to give a flavour boost.

10

Simmer for 1 1/2 hours until the lamb is almost tender, stirring frequently.

11

Add the potato, carrots and cabbage and simmer for a further 30 minutes until the potatoes and carrots are tender.

12

Remove the herbs and discard.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (530g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1576 (376)kJ

Protein

23.6g

Total Fat

7.5g

Saturated Fat

2g

Carbs

49g

Sugars

6.4g

Sodium

685mg

Iron*

3.4mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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