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 leftovers.

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
sour cream
crumbled bacon
oyster crackers


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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