Potato, Barley & Bacon Soup

Seriously, who doesn’t love a good crock pot meal? I know I do! I love tossing a bunch of ingredients into the pot and coming back hours later to a delightful meal. It’s the best!

Tonight’s meal is another Iowa Girl Eats creation – I swear I make one of her recipes AT LEAST once a week. I can’t get enough!

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Here is how this soup was born:

I started out with a potato – peeled & chopped

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 Add some chopped up carrots

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 Can’t forget the celery.

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 And an onion.

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 Next pile in 6 oz. of Canadian bacon

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 3 cloves of garlic

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4 cups of chicken broth

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 And it beings to look like soup!

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Next 1/2 cup barley gets added in

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And finally some thyme, bay leaves, sale & pepper.

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Then sit back & relax while the crock pot does the work!

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Cook the soup on low for 5-6 hours until the potatoes are creamy & the barley is tender.

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When it looks a little something like this, it’s time to eat!

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Put in a pretty mug.

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Serve & Enjoy!

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 This was a very tasty & delicious meal. Lots of veggies inside & Charles loved the addition of the bacon. I have never cooked with barley before but I really liked it. I would definitely make this meal again!

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What’s your favorite crock pot creation?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Patty O December 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Your soup looks yummy! I need to bring out my crock pot and start using it again – it’s been years!

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