Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I like this recipe because it is so simple to make in the crockpot.
- 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas
- 2 cups diced fully cooked lean ham
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cups boiling water
- 1 cup hot milk
- In a slow cooker, layer the first nine ingredients in order listed (do not stir).
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk.
- Discard bay leaves before serving.
This is good and easy!!! Split pea soup made in the crock-pot really turns out like soup instead of chunky like a stew. I also used a hock and for more flavor, rather than just putting in water, I boiled my hock and then used that water. I also had a rutabaga, a couple parsnips, and a couple celery stalks to use up so I boiled the rutabaga (that I had peeled and cubed) and sliced parsnips in water as well and used that water. So my water started out with lots of flavor!!!!! I liked the addition of milk too, made it creamy and delicious. It was hard not to stir this and about 2 hours into cooking, I did stir it slightly. This smelled so wonderful cooking all day, I cooked on high for about 4 hours. Thanks for the recipe!!
I used chicken broth instead of water and added some chopped celery too. Also, I cooked it on low for about 8 hours because I was gone all day. GREAT recipe and SUPER EASY!!