Split Pea Soup in the Crock Pot

Recipe by COOKGIRl
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READY IN: 5hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place split peas in crock pot. Pour enough stock or water to crock pot to fill 2/3 full.
  • In small skillet fry the bacon until crisp. Set aside to drain on paper towel.
  • Pour off most of the bacon fat and lightly saute the onion, potato, leek, garlic and celery until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add to crock pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot. (If using dried herbs, add them now. If using fresh herbs, they are to be stirred in 5 minutes before serving the soup.) Stir in the crumbled bacon.
  • Cook on low 4-5 hours or until split peas and potatoes are tender. Mash lightly with potato masher to puree the soup. Or use a hand held immersion blender to puree the soup.
  • Cool soup then transfer to container and refrigerate.
  • Heat soup up the next day until warm, being careful not to burn. The soup will be thick; add more stock or water to thin if desired. If using fresh herbs, don't forget to stir them in now.
  • Adjust seasonings if necessary and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Sit. Relax. Lick the bowl clean.
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