Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Recipe from Betty Crocker

The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.



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Servings: 8
Serving size: 1 1/2  cup
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 10 hrs 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    7   cups 
    water
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    1   package 
    dried split peas (2-1/4 cups), sorted and rinsed (16 ounces)
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1-1/2 cups)
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    medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
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    medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
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    ham bone, 2 pounds ham shanks or 2 pounds smoked pork hocks

Directions
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Mix all ingredients except ham in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add ham.
2.
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
3.
Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham into soup. Stir well before serving.
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Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 175, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 15, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 34, fiber (g) 12, pro. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 320, iron (mg) 2, Vegetables () 3, Starch () 1, Very Lean Meat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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