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Camellia Brand
Split Pea Soup

Grace’s Green Split Pea Soup

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This family recipe has been featured on the Green Split Peas bag for decades and was passed down by Grace Hayward, Gordon Hayward’s niece and 3rd generation bean enthusiast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Green Split Peas
  • 1/4 pound seasoning meat or ham
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery tops
  • 1 toe garlic, chopped
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
Total time:
2 hours, 40 minutes
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours, 20 minutes
Yield:
6

Directions:

  1. Rinse and sort peas.
  2. Cover peas with water, add meat, vegetables and seasonings. Simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours until tender. Add water as needed to desired consistency.
  3. Pass peas through sieve or blender.