Sunday, April 6, 2014
split pea soup
Here's another delicious and easy recipe from Gooseberry Patch's latest - 101 Super-Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes! You MUST enter to win this book - go here for the giveaway!
Honestly, I didn't know what I was going to think about this one. I decided to try it because it only called for a few ingredients and seemed relatively inexpensive. Split pea soup has never seemed all that appetizing to me, otherwise. But I really don't know why I doubted - this soup is great!
Because it's got ham in it, it's a full meal. There is so much fiber and nutrients packed in, that I felt great about feeding it to my toddler. And it was easy to customize - I swirled some sour cream in my husband's and topped mine with a bit of bacon. Mmmmmmmm.........
Split Pea Soup
from Gooseberry Patch's Super-Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes
1 lb. cooked ham, diced
1 lb. carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
2 12-oz. packages dried split peas
salt and pepper to taste
Combine ham, carrots and onion in a freezer-safe container. Refrigerate overnight, or freeze until ready to cook.
To cook: Thaw ham mixture overnight in refrigerator if frozen. Combine thawed ham mixture and dried peas in a slow cooker. Add enough water to cover. Cover and cook on high setting for 6 to 8 hours, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender and soup becomes very thick. Add additional water to reach desired consistency, if desired; season with salt and pepper. Serves 8 to 10.