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Lamb, Barley & Bean Soup

Perfect for those chilly days this slow cooker soup will be waiting for you when you get home

400 mins
11 ingredients
$2.35 / person
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Lamb, Barley & Bean Soup


Serves = 6

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp moroccan spice
  • 4 small lamb shanks (fat trimmed)
  • 300g butternut pumpkin, cubed
  • 200g carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups reduced salt chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can, diced tomatoes (no added salt)
  • 1x 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup pearl barley
  • 4 cubes frozen spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peas

It’s this easy

  • Heat olive oil in slow cooker over medium heat
  • Add spice mix and stir until just fragrant
  • Add lamb shanks and stir to coat lamb, turning the lamb over until lightly browned on most sides
  • Add the pumpkin, carrots, stock, water and tomatoes
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Look for when the lamb is falling off the bone. (The same can be achieved using an oven proof dish, placed in the oven, at 110C, for the same amount of time)
  • Using a fork, pull the meat off the bone and remove the bones using tongs
  • Add beans, pearl barley, spinach and peas, and cook for 45 mins, or until barley is tender


  • Serve with some flat breads or wraps, warmed in the oven just prior to serving
  • Use a 4 bean mix instead of the Cannellini beans
  • Serve topped with some coriander and Greek style yoghurt


Nutrition Information (per serve):

  • Energy (1625kJ)
  • Protein (29.3g)
  • Total fat (14.6g)
  • Saturated fat (4.6g)
  • Carbohydrates (29.8g); Starch (19.2g), Sugars (9.5g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (11.6g)
  • Sodium (653mg)
  • Calcium (107mg)
  • Iron (5.0mg)


Contains: Gluten, Soy, FODMAPs.
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