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
2 bay leaves
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.