Slow Cooker Bean Barley Soup
4.41 from 10 votes

Slow Cooker Bean Barley Soup Recipe

Healthy and satisfying, this easy slow cooker bean barley soup makes a great no-fuss family meal that even your kids will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 154
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 6 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed
  • pinch of ground nutmeg


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • In your slow cooker, combine the beans, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, broth, barley and nutmeg.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours, until the vegetables are tender and soup is bubbling.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 cup
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
<span class="sppurple"3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Bean Barley Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot vegetarian soup, healthy bean and barley soup, low fat bean barley soup