Split Pea Soup

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Do you know how easy it is to make split pea soup?  So many people tell me they don’t have time for making soup.  I think the main reason is they don’t realize how easy it truly is.

The picture below is what I use to make my split pea soup.  It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 2 hours of cooking and you have a rich, hearty, filling soup.

split pea soup cooking

You can ask your meat manager in any grocery store for a ham bone or if you prefer to avoid speaking to anyone at the grocery store (ahem) because you are in a rush, then grab a prepackaged ham steak.  Works just as well!!

The true beauty of this is most ingredients are approximate.  If you don’t have exact amounts (except the water and peas) it doesn’t matter.   Use what you have.

2  cups green split peas
8 cups water
1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. diced celery
1 1/2 c. diced carrots
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. parsley flakes
1 ham bone or diced ham steak (you can add as much as you like)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for about 2 hours, or until peas are as tender as you prefer.

That’s it!!!!  Serve with fresh bread and some saltine crackers…YUM!!  So easy!!

**This soup also cooks well in a crock-pot, cooked on low for 6 to 8 hours**  I have also used a regular stock pot to cook this in.

 

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