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Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 8 hr 15 min
  • serves: 8 people

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

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $6.43

  • 8 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Reviews

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  • Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

    Kristen H.
    November 16, 2011

    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.

  • Delish

    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.

  • Kind of bland

    Cliff H.
    July 3, 2016

    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.

  • Super easy, so delicious

    Ellen W.
    January 9, 2016

    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.

  • Slow Cooker Barley & Lentil Soup

    celene_elm
    October 12, 2006

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

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Made With

Calories 119
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 857 mg
Total Carb 23 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 3 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 7 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV
Calories 120
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 437 mg
Total Carb 23 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.

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