This ham hock and split pea soup stove top recipe takes minutes to prepare and can simmer all afternoon. Warm, delicious and loaded in fiber and protein – it is sure to hit the spot and keep you full throughout the afternoon.
Never used a ham hock? Look for them near the ham area of your meat department. They cost just pennies and are a great way to flavor soups and greens.
Don’t have one on hand? Try a few slices of bacon or ham instead. A little smoky, salty flavor will enhance the whole pot. Looking to do a slow cooker version instead? Take a look at this recipe.
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Split Pea Soup With Ham Hocks
- 3 carrots diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 leaves bay
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups split green peas dried and sorted
- 1 smoked ham hock
- 4 cups chicken broth low sodium
- 2 cups water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Balsamic vinegar optional garnish
- Saute carrots, onion and celery in a large soup pot over medium high heat using non stick spray.
- Season with salt and pepper before adding oregano, bay and garlic.
- Saute 60 more seconds then add peas and ham hock.
- Season with a bit more salt and pepper then add in broth and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes until peas are tender.
- Check for seasoning and add salt or pepper if needed.
- Remove ham hock and bay leaves before serving with a splash of balsamic on top to taste.
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