August 17, 2011

Split Pea Soup

Despite how gross it looks, I LOVE split pea soup. My husband does too, and this recipe is our favorite.


Split Pea & Ham Soup

1 (1 lb) bag of dried split peas
1/2 cup pearl barley
3 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
10 oz. of potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (8 oz) package of diced ham
8 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for about 4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours) until thick. Makes 8 servings, approximately 1-1/2 cups each.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I've been looking for crock pot recipes, and this looks like one I'll have to try. Where do you buy the barley? Thanks!!

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  2. You can find barley at the grocery store usually next to all the dried beans.

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  3. I'm making this tomorrow! My husband found only quick cooking barley at the store?! I'll have to figure that one out haha!

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  4. Made this for my family and we LOVEDDDDDDD it. It was my first time making split pea soup from scratch. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I hope I never have to eat canned split pea soup again!

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  5. What is the yellow substance next to the carrots and barley?

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    1. That's chicken bouillon. I just added 8 cups of water, so it made "broth" :)

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    2. The soup was very good!!

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  6. Found your recipe on Pintrest! Love this split pea recipe!

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