Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is my mothers recipe with a little variation, it is "stand-up spoon" thick, with vegetables and potatoes. She fed a family of 13 hungry kids with this recipe, and the only thing that went with it, was crackers. Enjoy !!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs split peas
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 12 ounces ham soup base
  • 12 ounce chicken base
  • 12 ounces ham, diced
  • 1 bunch celery, diced
  • 2 -3 onions, diced
  • 1 lb carrot, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder (Not Salt)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules (Not Salt)
  • 1 tablespoon sodium-free seasoning (ie, Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 tablespoon season coarse salt
  • 14 cup parsley flakes (fresh or dried)
  • 12 lb bacon, diced,browned (optional)

Directions

  1. -Rinsesplit peas in water.
  2. -Addboth ham,and chicken base to water and simmer.
  3. -Addsplit peas and simmer till cooked, Stirring constantly.
  4. -Peeland dice carrots, celery, and onions.
  5. -Mincegarlic, or purchase it in the jar already minced.
  6. -Peeland dice potatoes and keep covered with water until needed.
  7. -Whenpeas are cooked and well blended, add seasonings, carrots, celery, onions, diced ham and potatoes.
  8. (bacon if so desired).
  9. -Simmeruntil vegetables are tender.
  10. Approx.
  11. 1 hour.
  12. Stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
  13. -Adjustseasoning if desired, and enjoy with crackers.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a