Friday, November 14, 2014

Split Pea and Ham Soup (Gluten-Free)

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I've always been highly obsessed with my mom's pea soup and I finally got the recipe! It's thick, hearty and an ideal meal on a chilly fall evening. It's an easy one-pot dinner that's very filling so there's no need to make any extra sides since you get your fair share of veggies and meat. I absolutely love it.
The ham gives the soup some amazing flavor. Chris devoured this and even Bradley (who normally isn't crazy about peas) even ate a few spoonfuls of it. The longer it cooks, the thicker it gets; so if you want it on the thinner side don't cook it too long. Just make sure you simmer it for at least 30 minutes if you want a thick, hearty soup! That's truly the best way to eat it. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced 
  • 1 ham steak, cut into cubes
  • 1 (20 oz.) package split peas
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
Add butter to a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and ham steak and cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Add split peas, water and ham bone to the pot. Raise heat. Cover and heat to boiling. Boil rapidly for 30 minutes. 

Season with salt and pepper. Uncover and reduced heat to medium. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. The longer you cook it, the thicker it will get.

Serve as-is or use an immersion blender to make smooth. 

Source: My Mom

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