Split pea soup made in a slow cooker is full of flavor! After a few minutes of prep time, it cooks low and slow all day, doing the hard work for you. A thick and hearty dinner with zero effort.
There are some meals that don’t exactly bring the man rushing in to the table with anticipation and a growling stomach. Dinners like meatloaf, meals where I sneak in a little horseradish or Dijon, and anything with onions that he can see. Yeah, those are met with sighs and rolling of the eyes.
I would imagine this gets thrown in there with the rest. Split pea soup. It doesn’t exactly sound sexy, and it certainly doesn’t back up its unappetizing name with a smoking body. Nope, this one is all about personality. Or in the case of food, flavor.
It’s hard to imagine after simmering all day with a ham hock that dirt could be anything other than delicious. I mean really, ham = pig and pig = bacon. And we all know bacon is the snack of the gods. There may be a tad bit of hyperbole in that, but if you use this backwards logic, it will convince most skeptics to try a bite.
Once they try a bite of split pea soup, there’s no going back.
This recipe made a hearty thick split pea soup. You could thin it out a bit by adding more broth.
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