Kel’s Split Pea and Ham Soup, Slow Cooker Style

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Here’s a hearty, delicious and good-for-your-soul split pea soup that is so easy to make because your slow cooker does most of the work for you! Just combine all of the ingredients in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker (I love my Ninja for this) and cook on low for about 4 hours. The peas will magically turn into a nice and thick soup — just stir and you’re good to go. Perfect on a cold winter’s day!

Ingredients

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  • 1 package (16 oz.) dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cooked country ham, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped small
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups water

Preparation

Place all of the dry ingredients, including the seasonings, in the slow cooker, and stir until mixed.

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Add the chicken stock and water.

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Cook on low for 4 hours or so, until the peas are tender and all of the liquid has been absorbed.

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Serve with Italian bread, crackers, or garlic toast.

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Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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