Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup

wholesome and filling soup for lunch
Wholesome and filling soup for lunch
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8 oz Ham pre-cooked, diced
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Onion chopped
2 tbsp Curry powder, or to taste
3 1/2 cup Chicken broth
14,5 oz Stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup Pearl barley
1 pound Mushrooms quartered
1 cup Carrots thickly sliced

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Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup


This Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup is my one of my go-to lunch recipes. It is wholesome and filling as well as being easy to heat up in the microwave. If I know I am going to have a busy week at work, I whip up a batch of this soup on Sunday.

I refrigerate it in portions and use the soup for lunches during the week. I use ham, onions, butter, tomatoes, pearl barley, carrots and mushrooms and chicken broth to make the soup. I also include a secret ingredient – curry powder to give it extra flavor. While I don’t advocate “dining al desko”, there are some days when I don’t even have time to run to the local café.

This soup is a perfect solution – I can take a short lunch break and know that I am eating something healthy and home-made. The pearl barley and ham mean that it fills me up until dinner time.

To make the Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup

So, how do you make Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup?

Steps to make Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup


Heat butter in a pot


Heat the butter a large pot over a medium heat.


Cook the onions


Fry the onions for about 3 minutes until they are translucent.


Add ham and curry powder


Add the ham and curry powder to the onions and cook for 30-60 seconds until the curry powder smells fragrant.


Add broth, tomatoes and barley. Cook until ready


Mix in the chicken broth tomatoes and pearl barley.
Bring to a boil before reducing the heat to low and simmering for 30-35 minutes until the pearl barley is tender.


Add mushrooms and carrots and cook until tender


Add mushrooms and carrots and cook until tender,10 to 15 minutes.


Heat through and serve

Heat the soup through before serving.

This Ham and Mushroom Barley Soup makes a perfect lunch during a busy week at work. It is healthy and wholesome. You could also have it for dinner with freshly-baked bread on the side. Try it out and let me know what you think by leaving a review below.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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