Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

What distinguishes this pea soup is the addition of condensed beef broth which makes it much more substantial. It's definitely the main attraction and not merely the first course. Soaking the peas overnight cuts down on the cooking time quite a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash split peas in water.
  2. Soak overnight in water to cover.
  3. Drain the next morning.
  4. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven.
  5. Saute onion and celery until soft.
  6. Add chopped garlic, thyme, marjoram, and sage.
  7. Stir and cook for another minute.
  8. Add ham hock, beef broth, split peas, and carrots.
  9. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  10. Adjust heat until you can maintain a slow simmer.
  11. After the soup is the consistency you like (I like my peas completely dissolved), remove ham hock.
  12. Allow to cool somewhat.
  13. Discard fat and bones.
  14. Slice meat and return to pot.
  15. Season to taste.


Most Helpful

This soup was delicious. My dad, who hates pea soup, even liked it. This one is a keeper!

Midge Plourde April 18, 2003

Awesome soup, took about an hour and a half without soaking the peas. I had to add a little more water near the end (and watch near the end, it's very thick so the bottom could burn). Delicious, thanks.

Demandy January 20, 2007

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