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Split Pea Soup With Meatballs

Split Pea Soup With Meatballs created by chia2160

A nice twist to split pea soup. Real comfort food! Recipe from Taste of Home.

Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
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ingredients

  • 1 lb dry split peas
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 34 cup diced celery
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 12 teaspoons salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • Meatballs

  • 34 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 12 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 1 egg

directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine peas, carrots, celery, onion and water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add potatoes, salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet, saute celery and onion in 2 T oil until tender.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add pork, bread crumbs, water, salt, sage and egg and mix well.
  • Form into 3/4" balls and in same skillet, brown meatballs in remaining oil.
  • Add to soup, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
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  1. Therese
    Great soup. The only changes I made is, I used ground chicken and the meetballs have been baked in the oven, so there is less fat.
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  2. KeyWee
    I found this recipe in an old Taste of Home, too - but decided to look it up here on Zaar before actually making it - good move! After I read Chia's review, I made a few adjustments and it turned out pretty darn good. I cooked the split peas with onions first and them mashed for that thick texture. I also added garlic to the meatballs and a bit more spices as Chia suggested. The broth was thick and tasty and yes, the meatballs were delicious. Made in this way, the soup is a hearty main dish meal. Thanks for posting!
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  3. chia2160
    i really loved the concept of adding meatballs to split pea soup. growing up my dad always added extra large hot dogs (specials in all the nyc deli's ) to his . i found this soup itself to be a bit lacking in flavor as well as texture, but it's probably because we love a thick soup here. there were no spices indicated , but i did add fresh thyme and tarragon, fresh ground pepper and sea salt. it could have used more spice and been a bit thicker for us. (in retrospect i always puree my split pea soups, which thickens them) the meatballs were delicious.
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    Split Pea Soup With Meatballs Created by chia2160
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