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Perfect Split Pea & Ham Soup

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Split pea soup is one of my favorite comfort foods … perfect for enjoying on a cold fall day, at home with family and friends!

This thick, meaty version satisfies every comfort food craving, and is the perfect way to use up your leftover holiday ham!

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Chopped
  • 2 whole Carrots, Chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Ham Hock, Or Ham Bone
  • 2 whole Bay Leaves
  • 2 whole Small Potatoes, Diced
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 8 cups Water
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, To Taste
  • 1 pound Bag Of Dried Split Peas
  • ½ pounds Diced Ham

Preparation

In a large pot, saute the onions, carrots and celery in olive oil until they begin to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add in the ham hock, bay leaves, potatoes, stock and water.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 2-3 hours. Remove the ham hock, shred any of the meat that’s left and return it to the pot. Taste the broth and season with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.

Add the split peas and the chopped ham and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 hour, until the peas are dissolved and the soup is thickened. Remove the bay leaves, and serve with crusty warm bread!

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ashleykk on 1.20.2014

Great soup! Unusual recipe with the potatoes and not putting the peas in until the end, but it worked great! Yum!

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beechfield on 1.20.2011

Possibly the best soup I ever made. My son (8) had it for breakfast! 3 mornings running. I did use a leek instead of celery and ham stock cubes. I live in Scotland and found Tasty Kitchen after my sis, who lives in TX told me about Pioneer Woman. It’s opened up a whole new world of recipes to me. x

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heritagebelle on 2.18.2010

A wonderful cold weather soup. I followed the recipe except I substituted a ham steak with bone for the ham hock. I chickened out of buying a pig’s foot!

Thanks for the a tasty new addition to my recipe collection.

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deannab1 on 12.22.2011

so easy and delicious!

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