Note: Dry Beans are a natural product. Although we carefully clean all beans, stones and natural debris may be present. Please sort and rinse beans prior to cooking.
Thompsons Hearty Pea Soup
An oh-so-comforting, hearty soup.
Makes: 14 cups (3.5 litres)
- 450 g (1 lb.) Thompsons Whole Yellow Peas
- 14 cups water
- 1 smoked pork hock or meaty ham bone
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 cups chopped celery and leaves
- 1 chopped carrot
IMPORTANT – sort and rinse peas before cooking. Cover peas completely with cold water (3 cups water for every 1 cup of peas) and SOAK PEAS OVERNIGHT in refrigerator. Drain.
In large saucepan, combine peas and water, bring to a boil and boil gently, uncovered, 40 minutes or until nearly tender.
Add pork hock, onions, celery and carrot, if using. Cover loosely and boil gently, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour or until peas and vegetables reach desired consistency.
Add more water if soup thickens too much during cooking or if a thinner soup is desired.
NOTE: Recipe ingredients may be halved, but cooking time will remain approximately the same.