Winter Hardy Spiced Lentil-Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A good winter time meal by itself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove sausage castings and crumble meat in a 5- to 6-quart pan over med-high heat; stir often until browned.
  2. Remove meat from pan with slotted spoon; set aside.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and barley to drippings.
  4. Cook, stirring often, until onion is limp and barley toasted.
  5. Add broth, parsley, chicken breast, and lentils.
  6. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until breast is white in thickest part, about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove breast, let cool, discard skin and bones.
  8. Shred meat and return to pan.
  9. Drain beans; add salsa and sausge.
  10. Heat to simmering.
  11. Chop spinach and stir into soup.


Most Helpful

Yummy soup! Made half a recipe using only sausage. So good with a slice of Italian bread.

adopt a greyhound January 12, 2015

This soup was amazing all by itself. I followed the directions except for the meat. I used turkey sausage and turkey breast instead. Delicious!!

Tanya S. January 08, 2015

This is one of my absolute favorite winter soup recipes. It's hearty and clears the nostrils. YUMMY!

AmyZoe November 16, 2008

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