Submitted by: Barbara Dodson
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Seconds
Hearty soup and easy to prepare - in the crockpot! Leftovers can be stored for an easy meal later!
Add chicken broth to crockpot. Add split peas, onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, and ham hock; season with Sea Salt and ground black pepper.
Cover and cook on high until split peas are creamy, about 6 hours, stirring occasionally. I cook on low, about 8 hours.
Remove ham hock from pot. Discard skin and bones, dice meat. Discard bay leaf. Lightly mash peas with the back of a large wooden spoon. Return ham to soup and season to taste with additional Sea Salt and black pepper.
*The number of protein servings will depend on the size of the ham hock and how much ham is used. It will typically be between 1/2 and 1 protein serving.