Sausage, Lentil, and Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A very hearty soup for chilly nights. I like to serve this soup with cornbread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, cook sausage and onions until onions are soft.
  2. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer soup, covered, about an hour or until potatoes and carrots are tender.


Most Helpful

This was a hearty and tasty soup. I removed the sausage from the casings and browned with dried minced onions (bcz of kids). I used 2 garlic cloves, diced tomatoes, 1 C beer and 3 C chicken broth. It makes a lot. Next time I will try it without the beer and see how it tastes, as the beer was a noticeable flavor.

WI Cheesehead January 19, 2008

This was very good! I had to make a change, I was all ready to go and had no beef broth so I used onion soup mix instead, other than that I changed nothing. This is a very filling and tasty soup for a cold snowy night. Thank you for the recipe I will make many times.

~Robyn~ December 18, 2007

I agree with PCrocker: this is a really hearty soup. I ate it on a NOT so chilly night and it was still delicious! But I agree: great cold weather food! I made the recipe unchanged except for halving the salt and adding 4 cloves of garlic and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. And because of personal taste preferences, I made two substitutions: I used sodium reduced chicken broth and instead of the Polish sausage I added my Pork, Mushroom and Soy Sauce Meatballs #120300, which I always have some of in the freezer. This also speeded up the preparation time! I sautéed the onion and garlic together – about 5 minutes – added the other ingredients, then left the soup to simmer largely unattended for about an hour and a half. It probably didn’t need that extra half hour. I just always tend to simmer my soups for a bit longer than the recipe has stated. Very tasty! Thank you, PCrocker!

bluemoon downunder June 07, 2005

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