Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
Split Pea Soup

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

23

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

23

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4

    cups dried split peas (1 pound), sorted and rinsed

  • 8

    cups water

  • 1

    large onion chopped (1 cup)

  • 2

    medium celery stalks, finely chopped (1 cup)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    ham bone or 2 pounds shanks

  • 3

    medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3

    potatoes cubed

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • 5

    chicken boulion cubes

Directions

Disolve chicken boulion cubes in water. Heat peas in water to boiling in 4 quart dutch oven. Boil uncovered for 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Stir in onion, celery, pepper, oregano, garlic, bay leaves. Add ham bone. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2 inch pieces. Stir ham, carrots and potato cubes into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are tender and soup is desired consistency.

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