Hearty Turkey Barley Soup
  • 8 cups turkey, vegetable, or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced small
  • 2 celery stalks, diced small
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped finely
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¾ cup barley
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  1. In a large pot, sauté the diced onions in oil. In a few minutes, add the celery, carrots, and garlic. Add the bay leaf and spices. If you are using pearl barley, add it in at this point because it takes at least 45 minutes to cook.
  2. Add in the stock, tomato paste, and turkey. Let it come to a boil, then let simmer for an hour. My barley was precooked so I added it in the last 20 minutes.
  3. Take the pot off the heat and serve with some rosemary loaf bread or dinner rolls.
Recipe by Honey and Dates at https://www.honeyanddates.com/2014/12/03/hearty-turkey-barley-soup/