Split Pea Soup
By Mary McDougall
This tastes even better the next day and is great over baked potatoes, too!
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 120 min
1 Place split peas, lima beans, barley, and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and add bay leaves and celery seed. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 1 additional hour.
Hints: If you want to make this without the lima beans, increase the split peas to 2 cups and reduce the initial cooking time to 1/2 hour. This recipe freezes and reheats well. For a delicious smoky flavor, try adding a couple drops of liquid smoke to the soup about 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time.