Lamb, Barley and Vegetable Soup

slow cooker lamb, barley and vegetable soup

A slow cooked lamb, barley and vegetable soup that is hearty and delicious. Ideal comfort food dinner recipe, that is perfect for winter.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 fresh rosemary spring
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed, drained
  • 2 lamb shanks


  1. Put all the vegetables into the slow cooker.
  2. Pour over the stock & tomatoes, mix together.
  3. Add in the bay leaves. rosemary and barley.
  4. Push in the shanks.
  5. Cover and set to cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove shanks, shred meat from bones.
  7. Return meat to slow cooker and stir through.
  8. Season to taste.