Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

 

There’s really not much to split pea soup.  Especially when you cook it in the crock pot.  In the past I have always made a vegetarian version but figured I’d go for a meat one this round.  I used 4 slices of hickory smoked bacon from Whole Foods.  Not sure why I went for a meat version other than to try something new.  Plus bacon really does make split pea soup taste pretty delicious.  And this is coming from me, a person who is not a bacon lover.  I like to buy my beans from the bulk department so I can get just what I need but unfortunately the store was pretty much out of green split peas so I bought half green and half yellow.  In terms of flavor this is no issue but I wanted a nice bright green soup instead of a murky pond water color.  No worries though.  I served this soup with some fresh avocado and a pressed grilled cheese slider.  We ate half the batch and I froze the other half.

 

Ready to cook

Ready to eat

Split Pea Soup

 

Split Pea Soup

  • 1 lb split peas
  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, chopped
  • s&p
  • smoked paprika
  • 4 slices hickory smoked bacon (these slices were thick)
  • 3 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon vegetable base
  • 6 cups water
  1. Rinse split peas.
  2. Chop bacon into thin strips.
  3. Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours until beans are tender and soup has thickened.

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