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Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

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This comforting barley and lentil soup simmers all day in the slow cooker yielding delectable results.

serves 8 people


cost per recipe: $6.43

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  • 8

    cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Swanson® 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed

  • 4

    large carrot, sliced (about 3 cups)

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 1/2

    cup uncooked dried lentils

  • 1/2

    cup uncooked pearl barley

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How to Make It

Step 1

Stir the broth, garlic, oregano, carrots, onion, lentils and barley in a 5-quart slow cooker.

Step 2

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until the lentils and barley are tender.

Recipe Tips

  • Time-Saving: This recipe may also be cooked on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Serving Suggestion:  Serve with crusty whole-grain bread and low fat Swiss cheese with grainy mustard. For dessert serve fresh fruit salad.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Kristen H.

    November 16, 2011

    Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

    This was so easy that I had to try it! Mine was done at 6 hr. on low. I added half a red pepper chopped only because I had one that needed used up. With that said, this was missing something. I added an 8 oz. can of tomatoe sauce that had garlic, basil and oregano in it That helped tremendously, that and I did use some shredded cheese on top like the previous reviewer, crackers and I was good to go. Thanks for a change of pace.

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  • Sheila B.

    November 19, 2017


    I'm always looking for a good soup with lentils, and a soup that's super easy. This one did not disappoint. I added the 4 cups of beef broth, and 4 cups of V-8 tomato juice, since I didn't have enough beef broth.

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  • Cliff H.

    July 3, 2016

    Kind of bland

    I thought this soup was kind of bland. Admittedly I didn't use Swanson broth...used Target brand. It's not bad, but just needs something.

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  • Ellen W.

    January 9, 2016

    Super easy, so delicious

    Very simple to assemble. Perfect to come home to after work on a cold winter night. Add a dash of Frank's red hot sauce for seasoning.

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  • celene_elm

    October 12, 2006

    Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

    This soup was easy to make, filling, and my family loved it! I served it with grated cheese on top.

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