Uncle Bill's Green Split Pea With Hambone Soup Recipe

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Uncle Bill's Green Split Pea With Hambone Soup
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  1. Rinse peas well in cold water and add to a large cooking pot.
  2. Measure 8 cups of water and add to cooking pot.
  3. Bring to boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour.
  4. Return to stove and bring back to boil.
  5. Add ham bone, carrots, onions, celery, bay leaf, beef bouillon, salt, peppercorns and dried thyme.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove ham bone and cut off any remaining ham, cut into bite size pieces and return to soup.
  8. Discard ham bone.
  9. If there are big pieces of ham in the soup, remove, cut into bite size pieces and return to soup.
  10. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  11. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  12. If you desire a smooth soup, then puree' in batches in a food processor or blender.
  13. Or eat the soup without puree'ing.
  14. If soup is too thick, add more water to your desired consistency.
  15. Beef broth or chicken broth may be added, just reduce the water by the amounts used.
  16. Smoked ham hocks are excellent to use instead of a ham bone.
  17. If there is not enough ham on the ham bone, then add additional ham of your choice.
  18. You may also use about 1/4 teaspoon of Liquid Hickory Smoke, to get a smokey flavor.
  19. You may also use whole peas, but it will take a bit longer to cook these peas so that they are tender.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 47.2 Kcal (198 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.29g 0%
Cholesterol 3.98mg 1%
Sodium 452.9mg 19%
Potassium 206.59mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.48g 2%
Sugars 2.57g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.85g 7%
Protein 4.52g 9%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 34.1mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 16.76 Kcal (70 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Cholesterol 1.41mg 1%
Sodium 160.83mg 19%
Potassium 73.36mg 4%
Total Carbs 2.3g 2%
Sugars 0.91g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 7%
Protein 1.61g 9%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 17%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 12.1mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.6
  • 1

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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