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Split Pea Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Comfort food in a bowl, homemade soup does wonders for the soul! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups dried split peas, (1 pound), sorted and rinsed
8
cups water
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium celery stalks, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
ham bone or 2 pounds shanks
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat peas and water to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2
    Stir in onion, celery and pepper. Add ham bone. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
  • 3
    Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • 4
    Stir ham and carrots into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender and soup is desired consistency.

Expert Tips

  • Preparing split peas for cooking is easy! Just pick over the dried split peas and discard any grit or discolored peas. Place the split peas in a bowl, and cover them with water. After a minute or two, remove any skins or split peas that float to the top. Finally, rinse the split peas in a colander.
  • Looking for another option for a ham bone? Use 2 pounds smoked pork hocks.
  • Serve this hearty soup with warm crusty bread and a fresh green salad drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette. Mmm!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
30 mg
Potassium
690 mg
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
Dietary Fiber
13 g
Protein
17 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
86%
86%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
12%
12%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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