A slow cooked lamb, barley and vegetable soup that is hearty and delicious. Ideal comfort food dinner recipe, that is perfect for winter.
This slow cooker lamb soup is one of those great set and forget recipes. Start it cooking in the morning, and it will make your house smell amazing throughout the day. I love dinners that are already cooked and ready to eat for when you feel like dinner in the evening. I don’t cook with lamb that often, but perhaps I should as my husband loved this dish. My son also really enjoyed it, he was a bit under the weather with a head cold when I made it, and it helped him feel better.
I really like the addition of pearl barley, to me it has a similar texture to brown rice. It makes the soup much more filling and go further. This recipe is filled with lots of vegetables, so it’s packed with extra goodness and nutrition to help ward off winter colds.
Chop all the vegetables and put into the slow cooker. You could also add other vegetables like small cubes of diced potato, sweet potatoes, swede, radish and fennel.
Rinse the barley before adding it and the rest of the ingredients. Make sure the lamb shanks are submerged in the liquid.
Serve with a nice crusty bread. This recipe made enough that there was left overs for some of our family to have for lunch the next day.
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Hearty Dinners Recipe Cookbook
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