Split Pea Soup With Ham and Vegetables

Recipe by John DOH
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READY IN: 3hrs 55mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Empty the chicken and vegetable stock into a large pot, heat to a low boil.
  • Add split peas and chunks and bones of ham hock, ensuring all are covered.
  • Simmer for about 2.5 hours until peas are tender.
  • Evacuate ham chunks to a cutting board and allow to cool.
  • Drain stock and reserve.
  • Toss peas into a blender and puree carefully until smooth.
  • Mix peas into the reserved stock and set to simmer.
  • Skin ham chunks and discard skin and fat.
  • Debone the meat and slice small 1/2" square pieces; add to soup mix.
  • Add barley if desired and stir periodically so it soesn't stick and burn to the pot.
  • Add onion, garlic and carrots and stir.
  • Allow this to simmer about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Add beans and peas, stirring, allow these to cook about 15 minutes.
  • You may serve like this, with or without croutons, or pour into indivdual tupperware containers and freeze for future use.
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