Recipe by R. Austin
"Green split pea with Polish Kielbasa sausage soup. Simple but delicious."
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dried split peas
2 (14 ounce) cans
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
This is really an excellent recipe. I've had split pea soup before, but have never really loved it. I bought some kielbasa on special this week and was looking for a good recipe to try. This was perfect! My husband and I both agree we will never have "regular" split pea soup again. Here is what I changed in the recipe: used chicken broth instead of beef, and used turkey kielbasa instead of regular. It was fantastic. I did have to add a fair amount of water; the recipe didn't say to cover the pot while simmering so some of the liquid boiled off. Next time, I'll be sure to cover it. Thanks for a great recipe!
This soup had great flavor, but (I don't know what I did wrong...) I could not get a good consistency. I followed the recipe as directed and got the last instruction that said "simmer until peas are soft but NOT mushy." I had never made split pea soup before, so I did not expect that it would take 2 HOURS for the peas to get soft. The liquid kept evaporating so I added more water periodically (make sure you cover with a lid), but I was never quite sure what the "soft but not mushy" consistency was supposed to be. When I have eaten split pea soup before it was very smooth, but was this supposed to be a little chunky? I cooked until I thought the peas were done but was very frustrated by the unexpected length of time it took (we ate a late dinner last night). The taste was enjoyable and we liked the kielbasa sausage flavor, but we did not like the consistency of the soup. Perhaps I did something wrong, but I wanted to write this in case anyone else comes across this problem.
I really enjoyed this version of split pea soup. My mom always made it with ham
hocks when I was growing up, but I was trying to find something with more meat
flavor in it. This was perfect! My family loved it, including my 17-month-old son.
I plan to stick with this recipe whenever I make split pea soup in the future. Yum!
We started the peas cooking on their own, then browned the sausage and onion, with a clove of garlic, and drained the grease. Judging by the amount of fat we poured off, I'm glad we did, or the soup would have been too greasy. Then we poured the peas in and finished them cooking with everything and pureed everything pretty smooth in the food processor at the end. Delicious!
We don't have any young kids, so I rate this receipe "Great"!! I give it **** stars!!!
OK.. I made this one too... great !! I too used the turkey sausage and used 2 large onions with lots of carrots and celery. Just kept adding more beef broth to make it the perfect consistance. Great!! thanks for this recipe too!
Used 3 cans of low sodium beef broth and 1 cup of water. Left out the bay leaf. Did not puree meat at beginning, just blended everything at the end with the stick blender. Did not need to add extra salt. Served with Double Quick dinner rolls from this site. Very good.
Delicious, nutritious, economical, easy! My substitutions: two Knorr bouillon cubes and 4 cups water in place of broth, Summer sausage in place of kielbasa sausage, 16 oz yellow split peas, omitted bay leaf and salt. I also added extra water to thin soup, it was very thick. Can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch. Thanks R. Austin!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Split Pea and Sausage Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 195
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