With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: A Comforting Cup of Soup

Friday, January 2, 2009

A Comforting Cup of Soup

For a drab, chilly, day... a great tasting soup made from barley and dry yellow peas, for those who dislike the green pea soup. It is very easy to make and perfect for a cold wintry day.

Split Pea Soup with Barley

10 cups water (I prefer using Chicken broth and water for more flavor)
1 pound dry yellow split peas, rinsed and drained [about 2 cups]
1/2 cup regular barley
2 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon granules
1 bay leaf
2 stalks celery -- finely chopped
2 medium carrots -- finely chopped (1 cup)
1 medium onion -- finely chopped (1/2 cup)
5 ounces cooked ham -- chopped (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt and ground black pepper -- to taste

In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven or pot bring water, split peas, barley,bouillon granules and bay leaf to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Stir in celery carrots and onions; return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes more or until vegetables, peas and barley are tender.

Stir in ham and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook 5 minutes more or until ham is heated through. Remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and additional pepper.

Makes 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings.
Source : "Better Homes and Garden Magazine, November 2007" Prize-tested Recipe from Rosemary B. Eshman, Uniondale, PA - Winter Soup category

Yield : 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings


Nadine said...

I love homemade soup. That looks very inviting and yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

~~Deby said...

oh this sounds like a soup my husband and I would love...we are soup kind of people.

Miss Jen said...

Mrs. H,
Oh, how yummy, this looks!!
I will have to make it sometime soon! ;)

Love in Christ,
Miss Jen


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