Something More EZ Split PeaZ

Suzan Wilson


I love split pea soup. Talk about a soup that's good with anything and everything. This is my favorite from mom. It's so easy, so good and a perfect meal to have with cornbread, a light fruit salad and good friends :)

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40 Min
3 Hr


1 lb
split peas (sorted...don't bother to soak overnight!)
1 Tbsp
minced, from-the-jar garlic (i love christopher ranch garlic)
1 c
carrots...two or three nice carrots
1 c
finely chopped celery (2 stalks)
potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1/2 tsp
bay leaves
1 can(s)
chicken brothe (low-sodium)
2 qt
1 can(s)
large, smoked ham hocks (or left-over smoked ham)

How to Make Something More EZ Split PeaZ


  • 1Sort and rinse the split peas. Put into a pot and use 2 quarts of water (just to cover). Let these soak as is (no heat) for an hour or two.
  • 2Chop and dice your vegetables and open a can of beer...(nooo, not to drink, to let it sit and go flat a bit). Set prepped vegies aside.
  • 3Turn up the heat on the peas and bring to a rapid simmer for an hour. Add garlic, marjoram,bay leaves, ham hocks and a can of low-sodium chicken broth. Cook like this for another hour.
  • 4Add prepped veggies, a chicken cube (I use Knorr low-sodium) since these peas do soak up liquid quickly. Simmer for another hour.
  • 5Add the can of flattened beer and turn down the heat. Dice the ham hocks and add with the beer.
  • 6Add your croutons (whichever type you like...we prefer the butter/garlic croutons)...add to the bowl, and eat away. A nice pan of fresh cornbread is always welcome as is a side of fresh fruit salad. Yummy!

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About Something More EZ Split PeaZ

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy