Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
Make no bones about it, you can still have a tasty slow-cooker ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼split pea soup without a holiday ham.
Why This Recipe Works
To give our split pea soup a rich, smoky flavor, we use a 1-pound ham steak in addition to a smoked ham hock. After the soup is done, we remove the ham steak and ham hock. We then shred the ham steak (and discard the ham hock) and return the meat to the soup. Merely whisking the soup right before serving ensures that all the peas have broken down and that the soup is smooth.