Simple and Delicious Split Pea Soup

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    cups water
  • 1
    lb bacon, ham hock or 1 lb meaty ham bone
  • 1
    lb dried split peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 1
    cup carrot, diced
  • 1
    cup onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 12
    cup milk (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice bacon into smaller pieces and fry on stove top.
  • Drain bacon leaving 2 tbsp bacon fat in pan. Set bacon aside.
  • Add onions and carrots to bacon fat and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add to soup pot with 8 cups water and 1 lb split peas.
  • bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes to 1 hour.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • puree half of soup and return to pot.
  • add 1/2 cup milk for a creamier soup.
  • add bacon and serve.
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