Super easy slow cooker recipe, the kind you just throw everything in , set the timer and it comes out delicious. (You do have to chop veggies:). Couldn't get ham hocks so used 4 slices of bacon chopped instead. After reading comments, cooked for 10 hours but might have worked with 8 hours - will have to try.
I made this yesterday and it turned out very good. I was worried after 5.5 hours that my peas were still hard and not softening. So I turned it on high for 2.5 hours and that did the trick. I seemed so watery, but after buzzing it with the stick blender it thickened up as it sat. Left overs tonight are far better. I also used a smoked turkey leg as I could not get ham hock. I liked it even better with the turkey! Will always make it that way! Thanks for a great recipe.
I made this recipe exactly as written except used 4 cups unsalted chicken stock and 2 cups of water and used the bone from a holiday ham I had in my freezer. Delicious and so easy!! Yum! Will definitely be making this again
Found this recipe to be excellent -- used smoked ham hocks from my local butcher added a wonderful flavor, although I found there to be no usable meat to cut off when cooking was done. Followed recipe as written, but after 8 1/2 hours on low, the split peas were still not completely cooked, so I turned crockpot to high for another hour, and then it was perfect.
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