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    Slow Cooker Bean and Barley Soup

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    8 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    8 hrs

    Irmgard's Note:

    Thick, hearty, and delicious - perfect for a cold winter day! From "Food Network Kitchens: Making It Easy".

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    1. 1
      Put the beans, water, tomatoes and their juices, garlic, celery, carrots, onion, barley, bay leaf, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper and porcini mushrooms in a slow cooker.
    2. 2
      Cover and cook on low until the beans are quite tender and the soup is thick, about 8 hours.
    3. 3
      Stir in the spinach, cheese and vinegar.
    4. 4
      Cover and let the soup cook until the spinach wilts, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Taste and adjust seasonings.
    6. 6
      Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and drizzle each serving with olive oil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 01, 2008


      Prepared this yesterday.. let it cook in the slow cooker overnight. really nice flavor. i wanted to make it as written but, try as i did, i could not add good quality parmesan before cooking... it just didn't seem right. we enjoyed the parmesan grated over the soup with chopped parsley and a drizzle of oil (as reccommended). i did add the porcini but, i think next time (and there will definitely be a next time), i will soak/chop them first and use the liquid to replace one of the cups of water. they did add a lovely taste but, because i hadn't soaked and chopped them were just big pieces and not every one got some. the spinach gives it lvely color too. thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow Cooker Bean and Barley Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (402 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 251.2
    Calories from Fat 70
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    Cholesterol 22.0 mg
    Sodium 1316.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 14.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried bean mix

    dried Italian seasoning

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