Sausage Barley Soup

Sausage Barley Soup

Here’s a quick soup recipe I threw together in a pinch. It’s mighty tasty, most definitely comforting and served with some homemade bread or corn muffins, a perfect quick and easy winter meal! This recipe makes a large pot of soup, enough for two meals for a family of five. Halve the recipe if you’re cooking for a smaller crowd or freeze the extra for later!


Farmgirl’s Sausage Barley Soup

1 lb. ground sausage (browned and drained)
2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock
1 cup quick-cooking barley
6 red-skinned potatoes, washed and diced
1 cup of baby carrots, diced
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
fresh parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage in a skillet and drain.
While sausage is cooking, heat chicken broth in a stock pot.
Add barley, carrots, potatoes and frozen peas.
Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes until barley is plump and tender.
Add sausage, parsley and onion, salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender.

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    Beth K December 21, 2012 (2:23 pm)

    This sounds wonderful and is definitely something I’ll have to try sometime soon. Thanks!

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    Weekend Cowgirl December 23, 2012 (3:49 pm)

    Sounds like a perfect meal for after Christmas when we have been stuffed beyond reason!!