Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup

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@1lovetocook1x

I have had a bag of split peas in my pantry for months, waiting for it to get cool enough to make this soup. I am the only one in my family who loves pea soup, so I will freeze the leftovers and enjoy it all winter. This soup is so much heartier than the average pea soup...hope you'll give it a try...I just love it...

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Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 servings or 3 quarts
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 16 oz
    bag, dried split peas, rinsed
  • 8 c
    chicken broth or water ( if using water, add 5 - 6 teaspoons chicken bouillion paste
  • 2 medium
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large
    onions, chopped
  • 2 medium
    carrots, chopped
  • 2 c
    cubed cooked corned beef or ham
  • 1 tsp
    dried marjorum or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried sage
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt ( optional ) - i don't add it till the end, salt makes the peas take longer to cook

How to Make Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until peas and vegetables are tender. ( keep checking for tenderness of veggies and peas, may be done sooner...mine took about 1 hour and 20 minutes.) It will thicken, just add some more water till desired consistency.
  2. This soup is delicious with a nice crispy slice of corn bread...Yummy!

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About Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American




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