split pea soup

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins
Recipe by BoxOWine

Comfort food at its best. Perfect for a snowy day. Freezes well so double the recipe and have on hand. I freeze it in gallon size ziplock freezer bags so it doesnt take up too much room. Lay flat in the freezer.

Top Review by The_Swedish_Chef

I liked the sound of this recipe so I went out, bought the ingredients and whipped it together. The funny thing was, on the package of Jack Rabbit brand split peas, was this IDENTICAL recipe! I guess if the pea company publishes it, it must be good! I liked it a lot, but added 1 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke to it, which greatly improved the depth of taste. *Wanted to Add that you do NOT need to soak split peas. All the packages say that so I've just dumped them in along with the ingredients when I make this soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse and soak green peas in cold water to cover for approx 2 hrs.
  2. Drain peas.
  3. Place peas, 8 cups water, and broth in large soup pot.
  4. Stir in all remaining ingredients except salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer 2 1/2 hrs.
  6. Remove and set aside ham bone.
  7. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  8. Strain peas and vegetables from soup and place in food processor or blender and puree.
  9. Return puree mixture to soup.
  10. Cut ham pieces from ham bone and return to soup.
  11. (optional) Add thinly sliced hot dogs or smoked sausage pieces to soup.
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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