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Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

 Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup
This soup is great for stocking in the freezer and the curry gives it a warmer flavor, which goes so nicely with the salty ham. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir
  • 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and curry powder; cook 1
  • minute longer.
  • Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until peas are tender. Stir
  • before serving.
  • Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 288 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 683 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 16 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.