Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr 50 mins

Another family favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, add oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic; saute onions for 10 minutes or until clear.
  3. Add next 6 ingredients.
  4. Cook until red bell pepper is just softened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 5 cans of broth, tomatoes, and tomato paste.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Stir in barley and lentils.
  8. Lower heat and simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until barley and lentils are tender; stirring occasionally.
  9. Add more broth to reach desired consistency.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with parsley.


Most Helpful

I tried this soup out on my family, not really sure what kind of reaction I would get. We all need our cages rattled every now and again. They thought it was delicious and so did I. I went ahead and used the whole 6 oz. can of tomato paste and it gave the soup a stronger tomato flavor which we liked. It may have added to the thickness but we tend to like thicker soups as opposed to thin. This is a very hearty soup with well-balanced flavors that we will enjoy year round. Thanks Nurse Di.

cydney March 25, 2003

This is a rich and delicous soup I could crave. I had to use a green pepper instead of red, didn't have one, but the rest was the same. Awesome, especially on these cold winter days.<br/>Thanks for the yummy recipe!

julkoz January 25, 2014

Wow, this was a winner and packed with flavor. I made this exactly as posted, using just the 5 cans of broth. I think the addition of the sun-dried tomatoes and red bell pepper really amped up the flavor. A healthy, hearty soup that is definitely a new favorite.

JackieOhNo! July 28, 2012

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