Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno Recipe

Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno Recipe
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Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno Recipe

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To me, this spicy pea soup is total comfort food. I cook it low and slow all day, and it fills the house with a yummy aroma. It's so good with a nice, crispy baguette. —Chelsea Tichenor, Huntington Beach, California
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p71

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 316 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 642mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 21g fiber), 22g protein.

  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p71

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