My husband loves split pea soup and I’m willing to bet most men do as well when they return from a long day of work. Whether your man sits in an office all day, or is a construction worker, this soup is sure to make his day!
Check out what my friends over at A Sweet Pea Chef have to say about this recipe:
“A couple months back, I had a craving for pea soup. I thought back on how much I enjoyed my dinners and lunches out with my family, and had a pang for California and the past. I decided I wanted to try making this old favorite for myself. Naturally, I turned to my trusty slow cooker. And, as always, it certainly didn’t let me down.”
She’s so right. Slow cookers are the best invention for a good ol’ homemade soup. No need to go back to restaurants after trying this one, that’s for sure!
16 oz. (~4 cups) dried split peas
1½ lb. ham bone, meaty
3 carrots, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 shallot, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp.McCormick dried thyme
½ tsp. McCormick ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
6 cups Swanson low sodium chicken stock
In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the split peas, carrots, yellow onion, shallot, celery, garlic, thyme, pepper, bay leaf, and chicken stock. Mix well.
Add the ham bone on top and nestle into the contents of the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on Low for 5-6 hours, or until ham is tender and easily pulls off the bone.
Remove the ham and shred into bite-size pieces using two forks, then return the ham meat to the slow cooker, and discard the bone.
Remove the bay leaf and serve.
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Quick Tip: Add a dollop of sour cream and some cheese at serving time if you’d like
Thanks again to A Sweet Pea Chef for this amazing recipe.