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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Carrie Hill

Ingredients

  • 7 cups water
  • 1 16 ounce package dried split peas, rinsed and sorted (2 1/4 Cups). Sometimes they have stones in them - so don't skip this step
  • 1 teaspoon salt - or less - salt later if you want to wait and see how salty your ham is.
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped (1 Cup)
  • 1 medium onion chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 ham bone or 2 lbs ham shanks or 2 lbs smoked pork hocks or smoked turkey wings

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except ham (or turkey) in 5 qt slow cooker, then lay ham into the cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat 6 to 7 hours until peas are tender. My cooker tends to run hot - so adjust your cook time accordingly - if you have a normal cooker that doesnt boil EVERYTHING - you might go 8-10 on low
  3. Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board.
  4. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones, fat and skin.
  5. Stir ham into soup and let sit for a few, then stir well before serving.