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Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Recipes: Sausage Barley Soup

And this is why I have a crockpot. Because remembering to stir this occassionally for 4 hours? So not happening!

Prep Time:15 Min
Cook Time:4 Hrs
Ready In:4 Hrs 15 Min

1 pound Italian sausage (Again bought at the local butcher's shop!)
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (48 fluid ounce) can chicken broth
1 large carrot, sliced
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
1/4 cup uncooked pearl barley

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until the sausage is evenly brown. Season with Italian seasoning. Remove from heat, and drain.

In a slow cooker, mix the sausage mixture, chicken broth, carrot, spinach, and barley.
Cover, and cook 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

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