Split Pea Soup Recipe
- 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1-1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
- 2 cups each chopped onions, celery and carrots
- 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
- 2 bay leaves
- Salad croutons, optional
- In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the broth, ham hocks, vegetables, peas and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until ham hocks and peas are tender.
- Discard bay leaves. Remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and set aside. Cool soup slightly.
- In a blender, cover and process soup in batches until smooth. Return soup to slow cooker; stir in reserved ham. Heat through. Garnish with croutons if desired. Yield: 7 servings (about 2 quarts).
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Ok, haven't made it, but it sounds wonderful! As a solution to not putting batches in the blender, just use an immersion blender directly in the slow cooker. If yiu don't have one, they're relatively inexpensive with lots of uses.
Delicious! I made this soup with leftover baked ham cubes.
This was my first time making split pea soup. It was a little messy processing the soup in the blender, but it was worth it to get that smooth texture. (If you're blending it you can coarsely chop your vegetables.) I only used one ham hock, and that provided enough flavor, but not much meat which was fine with us. Instead of buying a big can of broth I used 6 cups of water and a tablespoon of chicken bouillon.
I make a lot of split pea soup, it is my husband 's favorite. This is the best and was easiest soup I have ever made. I did not put it in the blender, as I like a chucky yet thick split pea. I love that you cook it in the crockpot.