Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

READY IN: 7hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 7
    cups water (ham or chicken stock)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed and sorted (2 1/4 Cups)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 3
    medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 2
    stalks celery, finely chopped (1 Cup)
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1
    2 lbs ham shanks or 2 lbs smoked pork hocks
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix all ingredients except ham in 5 qt slow cooker, then add ham.
  • Cover and cook on low heat 8 to 10 hrs or on high heat 6 to 7 hours until peas are tender Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board.
  • Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin.
  • Stir ham into soup.
  • Stir well before serving.
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