4 litres water
2 onions chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 large carrots chopped
2 ribs celery chopped, throw in some of the leafy ends whole
1 chunk of pumpkin, about as big as your fist- diced.
1 lambs neck or shank. ( or both!).
1 x 375gm packet of Italian soup mix
1/4 x 375gm packet of pearl barley
1x 400gm can condensed tomato soup OR
400gm jar of pasta sauce OR
a 400gm tin of tomatoes
Place all above in slow cooker. Cook on LOW about 8 hours, on HI about 5 hours, til meat falls from bones.
Remove meat from bones, throw out bones, shred meat and return to slow cooker.
Add either the soup or pasta sauce, salt and pepper, then allow to cook on LO for another 30 minutes..
Serve with fave homemade pizzas or crusty bread.
Notes; you can also add some small pasta if you like.
This make a LOT of soup. We generally freeze half and the other half feeds us twice as an entree or for lunch.