Crockpot Split Pea Soup

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients

  • 16oz package of dried split peas
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups diced carrot
  • 1 cup leftover ham or bacon, diced
  • ham hock or ham bone if you have them
  • 4 cups broth/stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

I soak split peas the way I do lentils. Cover them with water and add about 2 Tablespoons of whey. Let them soak for about 7 or 8 hours, rinse them, and they're ready to go.

Dump the peas, diced vegetables, ham/bacon, broth, and water into the crockpot. Add the salt and pepper. If you are using a ham hock or bone, add that now.

Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high for 4-6. Mine almost always cooks 12-13 hours on low.

If you used a ham hock or bone, scrape off any remaining meat and discard the bone. Use an immersible hand blender to make your soup a bit more creamy and to have an even consistency. I usually only do a few pulses of the blender so we still have a good bit of chunk with our veggies and ham in the soup.