I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ham and a ham bone, split pea soup with chopped ham it is!
I came across this great recipe on Pinterest. Naturally I added my own this and thats… but Uncle Bill 😉 you sure already have a winning recipe here!
Here is how I changed things up,
I used 4 cups beef broth (no bouillon cubes) and 4 cups water
I added only 1 chopped onion
I used 1/2 tsp dried thyme
At end of cooking time I added in 1 cup of cooked chopped ham
After following the original recipe for pre cooking peas, and all ingredients were added I simmered the soup for only 35 minutes.
I left the soup chunky but it can certainly be smoothed out a bit. I just liked the look of the chopped vegis and ham in the soup.
This soup has great flavor! I topped my bowl of soup with croutons. My husband stayed the purist.
Second day soup is so very yummy, I topped my leftover soup with croutons and a dollop of Greek yogurt for creaminess, oh so good!