Split Pea Ham Hock Vegetable Soup

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 6
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1 Pound green split peas
2 whole smoked ham hocks
2 Ribs celery -- finely chopped
1 Medium onion -- finely chopped
1 medium carrot -- finely chopped
2 pieces chicken bouillon
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
8 Cups water -- 8-10 cups
1 piece bay leaf

Preparation / Directions:

In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, leaving cover ajar, simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove the ham hocks; when cool enough to handle, cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return meat to the soup and heat through.


Nutritional Information:

220 Calories (kcal); 15g Total Fat; (60% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 80mg Cholesterol; 676mg Sodium

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