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Friday, September 11, 2015

Recipe: Split Pea Soup

It’s near impossible to get my man to eat vegetables.
Being the health conscious person that I am, this drives me absolutely crazy!
One of my many tricks to get my husband to consume veggies is to make homemade split pea soup.
I use the dried yellow peas so he doesn’t know that it’s a vegetable.
He thinks it’s some sort of yellow bean.  Shhh, don’t tell him the truth!
Not only does it get him to eat a vegetable, but he actually enjoys this dish.
This is one of the few meals that I can honestly say all 3 of us thoroughly enjoy.  Yum!

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Homemade Split Pea Soup

(1) Lb Dried Split Yellow Peas
(1) Package Bacon, Diced
(1) Large Onion, Diced
(1/2) Cup Olive Oil
(2) 16-Oz Containers of Chicken Broth
(3) Cups Water
(4) Carrots, Peeled and Diced
(6) Potatoes, Peel and Diced
(1) Tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
(1) Tablespoon Dried Oregano
(1) Teaspoon Ground Pepper
(1) Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Dice the package of bacon and cook in a pan until crispy.  Strain and set aside.

In a large pot, heat the olive oil.  Add the diced onion and cook until the onion becomes translucent.  Add the cooked bacon, the peas, the carrots, the potatoes, and all of the seasonings.  Mix together and add the chicken broth.  Stir.  Bring the pot to a boil, cover, and let cook on low for an hour.  Stir occasionally.  Add the 3 cups of water, stir, and lightly simmer for an additional 2 hours on low.  The pea should cook right into the liquid making this a thick, hearty soup.
Tip:  Freeze half the pot.  When cooking the frozen leftovers, add another cup of chicken broth.

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Mushy and I eat the soup plain, but my husband likes his served over rice.
Anything to get him to veggies, right?!  Sigh…
This is one of our favorite fall/winter recipes.  It’s really very yummy!


Have you or will you make homemade split pea soup?

7 comments :

  1. I have never made split pea soup but I LOVE being given a bowl of it as it is always delicious! Maybe I'll try to make it this fall! And that's really funny about the vegetables, my sister has the same problem with her husband and it drives her nuts.

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  2. haha you have to trick him into eating veggies at your sea? Afraid he'll turn green?

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  3. why are they called split peas?

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  4. ummmm...I just pinned this, Jax, and since you give it your Jax Seal of Approval, I will make it soon. We do love homemade soup. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. I have never made this or even tasted it! We love our veggies, so we're safe. haha. And anything tastes better with bacon, right? yum.

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  6. I'm not much of a soup person, I don't think Daisy ever eats much of it either.

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