Show me:
Show me:
Lamb shank and barley soup
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Lamb shank and barley soup

2 hours 10 minutes (15 minutes)
Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 small lamb shanks trimmed of fat
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 leek diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 sticks celery diced
  • 1 parsnip peeled and diced
  • 1 cup reduced salt beef stock (*see tip)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 3 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  1. Heat oil in a large heavy based pot. Add lamb shanks and cook until well browned on all sides. Transfer to a large plate.
  2. Add garlic, onion, leek, carrots, celery and parsnip to the pot, and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes or until softened.
  3. Return the shanks to the pot and add beef stock, water and barley. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours, until shanks are very tender. Add more water as required.
  4. Remove the shanks from the pot and shred the meat. Return the meat to the pot (discard the bones) and add parsley. Stir to combine.
  5. Allow to cool. Serve or freeze in airtight containers.
  6. Once defrosted, reheat soup over low-medium heat.

Tip

  • Use Heart Foundation Homemade Beef Stock.                                                                                                               

You might also be interested in

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

These healthy soup recipes are packed full of goodness but they also pack a punch when it comes to flavour....

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Have an easy and delicious start to your day. Get your free copy now....

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

30 minutes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

These recipes prove that comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you....

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Sign up now and discover delicious, easy to follow dinner recipes. Plus shopping lists, tips and other helpful information to make healthy eating easy. ...

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Apple and cinnamon muffins

30 minutes

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Find heart healthy beef recipes....

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Holiday Treats | Holiday Recipe Booklet

Holiday Treats | Holiday Recipe Booklet

Holiday Treats | Holiday Recipe Booklet

Bring family and friends together in the kitchen over this Festive season to help you create your favourite festive treats!...

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Health Professional Tools

Health Professional Tools

Health Professional Tools

Guidelines, publications and support for the health professional community....

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

The power of your ongoing support can help save lives and keep more families together. Help us continue to fund promising heart research projects by donating today. ...

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

If you're 45 and over, or 30 and over if you're of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you should book your Heart Health Check today...

Taking your heart medicines

Taking your heart medicines

Taking your heart medicines

Know what your heart medicines are for and how to take them. ...

Improving Heart Disease in Acute Kidney Injury

Improving Heart Disease in Acute Kidney Injury

Dr Ying Wang, Institution: University of New South Wales...

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

Should population-based CVD risk assessment models make way for individualised risk prediction techniques?...

My Heart, My Life program and support resources

My Heart, My Life program and support resources

My Heart, My Life program and support resources

Learn how the Heart Foundation can support you and your loved ones. ...

Fats, oils and heart health

Fats, oils and heart health

Fats, oils and heart health

Get the right balance of healthy fats in your diet ...

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD or AICD)

Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD or AICD)

This is a device inserted into your chest to return abnormal heart rhythms to normal using electrical impulses. ...

Paprika chicken with pumpkin and spinach salad

Paprika chicken with pumpkin and spinach salad

32 minutes
Serves 4

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Find heart healthy dessert recipes....

Heart medicines – Frequently asked questions

Heart medicines – Frequently asked questions

Heart medicines – Frequently asked questions

Find answers below to frequently asked questions about heart medicines. ...

HEART FOUNDATION WELCOMES WALKING FUNDING

HEART FOUNDATION WELCOMES WALKING FUNDING

30 March 2022 ...

What is heart valve disease?

What is heart valve disease?

What is heart valve disease?

Heart valve disease means that your heart valve or valves don't open or close properly....

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Explore our guide for driving and heart attack recovery. ...

Breakfast recipes

Breakfast recipes

Breakfast recipes

Heart healthy breakfasts to start your day right...

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Eating healthy foods can help you recover and reduce your risk of more heart problems. ...

Absolute CVD risk charts

Absolute CVD risk charts

Absolute CVD risk charts provide a visual tool to calculate CVD risk for use in practice in Australia....

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

The prevalence of depression is high in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)....

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart health information and resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart health information and resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart health information and resources

Heart disease can occur 10 to 20 years earlier among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and can lead to long-term health problems. ...

Our research stories

Our research stories

Our research stories

We fund amazing researchers who have important stories to tell...

Heart failure resources for patients

Heart failure resources for patients

Educate your patients on everything they need to know about heart failure and managing their condition ...

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is a fault in the heart’s electrical system, which affects your heart’s pumping rhythm....

Chilli and garlic prawn spaghetti

Chilli and garlic prawn spaghetti

Chilli and garlic prawn spaghetti

15 minutes
Serves 4

Mushroom, feta and thyme omelette

Mushroom, feta and thyme omelette

Mushroom, feta and thyme omelette

10 minutes
Serves 1

Raffles & Lotteries

Raffles & Lotteries

Raffles & Lotteries

Give yourself a chance to win up to $25,000* while helping the Heart Foundation to raise essential funds for heart research....

Kids recipes

Kids recipes

Kids recipes

Find heart healthy kids recipes...