Classic Pea and Ham Soup

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January 11, 2016

Classic Pea and Ham Soup 5 0 5 4
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 8 hrs

    8 hrs

Ingredients

2 x 500g pkts of green split peas

2 large onions, coarsely chopped

1kg of chunked bacon off the bone (leftover smoked Christmas leg ham works too)

6 cups of water

Directions

1Rinse split peas until water until water runs clear

2No need to pre-soak peas

3Add rinsed peas to slow cooker

4Add onion and bacon/ham chunks

5Add water - water it takes to fill your slow cooker to approx 1 inch from the top

6I used 6 cups in a 6L slow cooker

7Cook on HIGH for approx 8hrs

8Stir occasionally during cooking time.

Notes

1Serve with crusty bread rolls

2Peas will often appear still formed until the final 2hrs of cooking when they will be broken down and form that thick, delicious kind of soup you can almost stand your spoon up in!

3Freezes well

Submitted by Paulene Christie

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11 Reviews

Bob Lewis

June 7, 2017

Thank you for A great recipe I love pea and ham soup and I tried this recipe and just loved and I froze some for later but it is all gone now . will surely cook this again this winter

Sure 🙂
If you are happy to cook overnight it would easily cook that long nice and low

Keshia

May 15, 2017

Could I do this on low overnight?

Sure you could 🙂

Ann noonan

April 11, 2017

Am I able to use a smoked Hock instead of the bacon in this recipe?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 14, 2017

I find it salty enough due to the ham but I like to add any further seasoning after serving if you think it’s needed 🙂

Pam

February 13, 2017

Thanks for this recipe, I’m going to make it tomorrow. Just wondering about seasoning, salt,pepper etc. Would you add any during cooking or just to serve?
Thanks again i5s my granddads fav from his childhood so can’t wait to make it for him xx

Thank you for such lovely feedback! 🙂

Tracy

July 21, 2016

Made this for the other half. Never made it before but told him I bet I can make it as good as your favourite restaurant. Apparently it was pretty much just as good as theirs so I’m claiming a win.
It was beautifully thick and oh so flavoursome no salt was needed it had enough naturally. I did however add a hock as well as bacon pieces.
With crusty buns and real butter it was an ultimate comfort meal that had my better half and I wanting to just sit and vegetate after dinner pure delicious old school comfort food.

sara busbridge

June 29, 2016

I am making this tonight should be ready for lunch tomorrow

Dot Brooks

May 3, 2016

I intend to make this soup the next time my lawn mower man comes. He mows for free so I feed him & he loves pea & ham soup. He is hard to fill up, so I’ll be adding carrots and potatoes to this recipe. And some crunchy rolls with yummy butter. But your recipe for a base.

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