Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sausage Barley Soup

This week, many of us will be busy preparing a feast on Thanksgiving day. (Thanks to my mother, I'm only on the hook for stuffing and the Havarti Cheesebake I posted a few weeks ago.) But we still have to feed our families the rest of the week!

My friend Karen made this recipe for lunch last week, and I loved it. I served it at home just a few days later! It's flavorful and filling, perfect for a cold autumn dinner. And best of all, you cook it up in the Crock Pot so it's mostly hands-off!

Sausage Barley Soup
1 lb Italian sausage
1/2 c diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 large carrots, sliced
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
48 oz chicken broth
1 can Italian style diced tomatoes
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach
1 c uncooked pearl barley
1 beef bullion cube

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, onion and garlic until sausage is evenly brown. Season with Italian seasoning. Remove from heat and drain.

In a slow cooker, combine the sausage mixture, chicken broth, carrot, spinach, barley, diced tomatoes, and bullion cube.

Cover and cook 4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.

Enjoy!

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7 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

Looks yummy and healthy AND easy! Wow...

Abby said...

I love crock pot recipes! I will have to add this to my list! It sounds great!

Momma said...

yum!!! looks fantastic for such cold weather!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for participating in TMTT, today. Happy Thanksgiving.

Momisodes said...

I could certainly use a bowl of this right now :)

It's freezing here!

I definitely need to invest in a crock pot. Hands-off sounds wonderful.

Heather said...

Oh my heavens....That sounds divine. I *heart* my crockpot and am always on the lookout for awesome meals like this one.....

Rebekah said...

I have been eager to make a sausage soup since the weather cooled off enough to do so - this one sounds wonderful!