Split Pea SoupPosted: October 29, 2012
I have been loving me some soups now that the weather is cooling down.
I love the warm filling feeling they give me.
I love how much nutrition you can pack into them.
I love how easy they are to make.
I made this one in the crock pot. It cooks for 4 to 5 hours and fills the house with the most yummy smell.
Just add the following ingredients to the crock pot in the order listed and do not stir them up:
- 16 oz bag of dried split peas
- 1 cup cubed lean ham ( I leave these in bigger chunks because I like the flavor but not actual bites of ham in my soup.)
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 cups boiling water
After it is done cooking, take out the bay leaves and add your choice of broth until it is the consistency that you like.