Want to make split pea soup but don’t have a ham bone? No problem! This split pea soup with ham uses ham steak – easy to make, comforting and delicious!
Split Pea Soup with Ham…so I know this is kind of a weird recipe for Chez CateyLou. I mean I get it – split pea soup sounds kind of odd, and doesn’t look particularly appealing. In fact for the majority of my life, I hated the stuff. My grandmother loved split pea soup and I remember her trying to make me eat it – she was unsuccessful. Little Cate was not going to touch that weird green soup. But one day a few years ago, I actually tried split pea soup and was shocked…I liked it! A lot! And this recipe for split pea soup with ham is seriously delicious, so I just had to share it with you!!
Split pea soup is typically made using a ham bone. However I don’t know about you, but I do not ever have a ham bone lying around. Actually, I don’t really know what a ham bone is….
But no worries – this split pea soup recipe uses ham steak, something that is available in every grocery store, and still has tons of rich flavor from both the ham steak and from a little bacon. The interesting thing about the bacon in this recipe is that you don’t actually eat it!! The bacon is simmered with the soup to add that smoky bacon flavor, but then you throw it away! Crazy to throw away bacon, I know, but the final soup tastes amazing, so I’m not going to question it!
If you think you don’t like split pea soup, this recipe might convert you! Take it from a former pea soup hater – the stuff is delicious. TheBetterHalf even loved this soup, and he thought he didn’t like pea anything! But if you think this is too weird to try, I won’t force you. And don’t worry, I’ll be back soon with more baked goods to make you happy 🙂
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