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    St. Patrick's Day Low Fat Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup With Bacon

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    6 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    6 hrs

    animalcracker's Note:

    Some might say this is a generic split pea recipe but it's easy and cheap and since I made it on St. Patrick's day that's what I'm calling it. It just happens to be green too. This is also a great recipe if you're feeding a family or you want to have soup on hand later in the week or to keep in the freezer. It's low fat because the crumbled bacon used was 50% leaner than cooked bacon and it's the only fat component in the dish.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 10-12

    Yield:

    Cups

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 (907.18 g) package dried split peas
    • 121.90 g bacon, Hormel 50% less fat real crumbles
    • 1 small white onion, or, half of a large white onion finely chopped
    • 473.18 ml carrots, sliced or coarse chopped
    • 2602.49 ml water
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 44.37 ml salt (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a crock pot/slow cooker, combine water, carrots and onion and cook on high till carrots bite easily but are not soft. (About 2.5 to 3 hours).
    2. 2
      Empty the dry peas into a strainer and inspect for stones or other unwanted items. Rinse with cold water and empty into crock pot with bay leaves and salt. Cook on high for two hours.
    3. 3
      Empty bag of real crumbled bacon into mix and cook at additional hour.
    4. 4
      Serve hot.
    5. 5
      (NOTES)
    6. 6
      #1. Cooking the peas for at least three hours on high in a crock pot creates it's own creaminess and I do not recommend adding dairy to this recipe at all. Since I like my peas with a bite that matches the consistency of the bacon, I cut the heat after three hours. But if you like your pea soup more smooth, cook an additional hour or two.
    7. 7
      #2. You can omit the salt from the recipe as the bacon will add enough sodium to the recipe, but I think the salt highlights the sweetness of the peas and carrots.
    8. 8
      #3. You could omit the bacon to make it completely Non-Fat, but I don't think it would taste as good.

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    Nutritional Facts for St. Patrick's Day Low Fat Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup With Bacon

    Serving Size: 1 (334 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 377.0
     
    Calories from Fat 59
    15%
    Total Fat 6.6 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 8.2 mg
    2%
    Sodium 138.4 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 57.6 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 23.8 g
    95%
    Sugars 8.6 g
    34%
    Protein 23.9 g
    47%

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