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Split Pea Soup

This delicious soup takes about 30 minutes preparation time and 1 hour of cook time.


Here's what you will need:
1 package bacon, chopped
1 lb bag split peas (2-3 cups)
4-5 raw diced potatoes
1 can chicken broth
1 T chicken bouillon
1 diced white onion
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 T minced garlic
2 bay leaves
3-4 cups water

In large pot, cook chopped bacon until brown. Drain bacon and return to pot. Add chopped onion and potato and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add 3 cups water, bouillon, broth, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves and split peas. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour, or until peas are cooked, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed.

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