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.
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This stovetop split pea soup recipe takes minutes to prepare and can simmer all afternoon. Warm, delicious and loaded in fiber and protein.
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.
Excellent source of Vitamin A and Iron, good source Vitamin C and calcium