Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

1 medium yellow onion, minced

2 carrots, minced

1 rib celery, minced

1 tbsp. minced garlic

1 leek, white part only, cleaned and minced

2 large potatoes, cubed

1 lb. ham, cubed

5 (10 1/2-oz.) cans condensed chicken broth (and more if soup is too thick)

1/2 lb. dry split peas

Cheesecloth sachet:

2 bay leaves

6 peppercorns

1 clove

Place onion, carrots, celery, garlic, leek, potatoes, ham, broth, peas and sachet in electric slow cooker.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until vegetables are only slightly crisp.

Remove spice sachet. puree the soup (including the ham) and serve with crusty French bread.

Serves 8 to 10.

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