Moving into the cooler months, barbecues tend to end and people pull out their fall recipes. A fall favorite seems to be soups. A majority of these soups only require a couple of ingredients left to cook for a certain time. One tasty recipe that every soup-lover should try is slow-cooker split pea and ham soup. It contains a small amount of ingredients with five simple instructions.
1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
2 cups ham, diced or 1 ham bone (meaty) or 2 ham hocks
1 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed (optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed (optional)
1 tablespoon salt (to taste -- definitely reduce if not using water)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 quarts hot water
1. Layer ingredients in slow-cooker in the order listed.
2. Pour in water. Do not stir!
3. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until peas are very soft and ham falls off
4. Remove bones and bay leaf.
Once the soup is fully cooked, it's a delicious, healthy dish that serves up to 8 people. This soup is sure to warm up your cold fall nights!