Grandma Rose's Split Pea Soup with Beef Flanken

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Erika Kerekes

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My grandmother made huge batches of this soup and doled it out to her kids and grandkids in ziptop freezer bags. After she died my mother kept a bag of her split pea soup in the freezer for 10 years. She couldn't bear to eat it.

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We've never had a pea soup quite like this one! The addition of barley and dill were ingenious... We can't wait to have it again! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 15 votes

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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 large
onions, yellow
6 g
celery stalks
6
carrots
2 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
2 lb
beef short ribs (flanken)
1 lb
green split peas
1/2 lb
pearl barley, uncooked
3 Tbsp
dill, dried
salt and pepper

How to Make Grandma Rose's Split Pea Soup with Beef Flanken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Chop the onions, celery and carrots. Aim for 1/2-inch pieces, but don't get all OCD about it. You want them all roughly the same size, but a little bigger or smaller won't make a difference at all.
  • 2Heat the oil in a large pot and brown the ribs on all sides. Remove the ribs to a plate, then add the chopped vegetables to the fat in the pot. Stir a minute or two until everything is coated in fat and starting to soften.
  • 3Put the meat back in the pot, then add the split peas, pearl barley and dried dill. Add enough water to cover it all and bring the pot to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and simmer the soup at least 2 hours, until it is thickened and the meat is tender.
  • 4Shred the meat with two forks (or your fingers if you've let the soup cool for a while). The bones will have slipped out of the meat, so fish them out from the bottom of the pot with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper - you will need much more salt than seems reasonable, but keep salting until it tastes right to you. Serve hot for a hearty one-pot lunch or dinner.

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About Grandma Rose's Split Pea Soup with Beef Flanken

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #ribs, #PEA, #split pea, #soup




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