Monday, August 16, 2010

Fully Loaded Split Pea Soup

Last night while going through the fridge and pantry I realized that I had everything to make split pea soup in the crock pot.   Letting the slow cooker bubble away while I am at the office is the easiest way to make dinner.

Ingredients: 3 cups dried split peas, 3 carrots diced, 3 celery stocks diced, 1 large white onion diced, 2 red or white potatoes finely chopped, 1 ham steak cubed, 3 cups veggie stock, 3 cups of water, salt & pepper, 1 teaspoon celery seed, 1 teaspoon garlic powder & 1 teaspoon onion powder.

Place everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  If it's a little too thick add a little water.  If it's a little too thin take the lid off and cook on low for an additional 20 minutes so that some of the excess water evaporates.

I like mine with grilled cheese.  Edam on Sourdough.

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