5 from 2 votes
Lamb and Barley soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A healthy Mediterranean winter warming recipe. And if you ever believed that barley were a tasteless grain, the mega flavour in this super quick soup will surprise you!
Course: Soup
Author: SadisCraft
Ingredients
  • 1 pounds Minced lamb
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 1 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper Seeded And Diced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper Seeded And Diced
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper Seeded And Diced
  • 2 Carrots Peeled And Cubed
  • 1 large Potatoes Cut Into Chunks
  • 1/2 cup Frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup Sweet corn
  • 1 Can 400g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 cups chicken or Beef Stock or 1 Stock cube dissolved in water
  • 2 cup cooked barley (al-Dante)
  • 1 cup dried pasta macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Dried chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Herbs de provence
  • 1/2 tsp Dried or fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Dried or fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Dash of chilli sauce more To taste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce more To taste
  • 1/2 tsp Salt more To taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper more To taste
  • 1 tbsp Honey more To taste
  • 3-4 cup Water
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add oil, meat with the onion, celery, carrots potato and peppers. Stir fry for a minute or so and add garlic, salt and chilli flakes.
  2. once the meat is brown, add dry pasta, tomato pure , chilli sauce, chopped tomatoes, black pepper and all the herbs. Stir to combine, then add chicken or beef stock, honey, bay leaves, (cooked) barley, Worcestershire sauce and water, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover the pot and simmer the soup for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are just about tender but not completely done. Add peas and sweet corn, simmer for another 10-15 minutes. 
  3. This soup should be somewhat thick, but if you'd like it to be more "soupy," add 1 to 2 cups more broth OR hot water and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt if needed.
  4. Serve it hot with your choice of bread.