Thursday, January 24, 2013

Recipe ~ Slow Cooker Loaded Split Pea Soup

I can not think of anything much easier to make than loaded split pea soup.  I was never much of a fan growing up, but then again, the split pea soup I had as a kid never had all the extra goodies in it that I put in mine!  Dump it it, stir every hour and DONE!  This has quickly become a family favorite and yet again...no leftovers.

Ingredients:
1 package split peas
4 chicken bullion cubes
1-2 cups diced ham
2 med potatoes diced into bite sized pieces
several cups water (see split pea package for amount)
shredded cheese of choice
salt as needed
*Optional*
sour cream
crumbled bacon
oyster crackers


Directions:

Follow rinsing directions on the bag of split peas and then place split peas in crock pot with water as stated on directions on bag.  Mine said 3 cups water for every one cup split peas, so I did the whole bag and 6 cups water.  Add in bullion, ham and potatoes.  Set on HI for 4-5 hours, stirring every hour.  Soup is done when peas are just a thick slurry with the ham and potatoes swimming in them.  Sprinkle top with shredded cheese.  To make this even MORE loaded,  add a small dollop of sour cream or crumbled bacon, or BOTH!



Two other bloggers and I have teamed up for this Slow Cooker Challenge.  



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