Will you trust me that my new Slow Cooker Split Pea Hamburger Soup is absolutely amazing? I was inspired to make split pea soup in the slow cooker and had ground beef to use up. The result? A new slow cooker soup favourite!
Hamburger Split Pea Soup in the Crockpot
Look, I know that the taste combination of a split pea hamburger soup seems super odd. I had ground beef that I had taken out, forgot to use and then that ground beef was thisclose to expiring. I had seen a bag of bulk split peas in my pantry earlier.WHY put hamburger in split pea soup? Well, the real question is why not use ground beef in split pea soup? We put ham in it, actually for the very best split pea soup we soak and cook a ham bone in it. So why not another form of meat?
This is now Mike’s favourite soup. I don’t understand the man. First he tells me that he doesn’t like hamburger in soup (remember, he kept telling me he didn’t like it when I made my Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup Recipe? And then he loved it?) and then he tells me that THIS soup, this creamy split pea hamburger soup is his favourite soup of all time.
Which Slow Cooker should I use to Make Split Pea Hamburger Soup?
For this recipe, we recommend a 6-8 quart oval shaped crockpot (slow cooker) such as the one pictured below. While this recipe will certainly work in other styles, this one affords the right amount of space for just the right amount of food. This is a large capacity crockpot at 8 quarts – if you are serious about slow cooking then this baby is affordable, has amazing reviews and is beautiful!
You can easily find this crockpot on Amazon here if you currently don’t own one and would like to purchase it.
Our top 3 Crockpot accessories that are worth the money
- Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (Pack of 8)
- Non-Stick Roasting Rack for Oval 6×9 Crockpots
- Meat Shredding Claws for Pulled Pork, etc.
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- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 white onion diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 8 cups of chicken broth
- 4 medium russet potatoes peeled and diced
- 2 carrots peeled and diced
- 1 cup of dry green split peas
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 2 bay leaves
In a medium frying pan, fry up the ground beef and onions until translucent. Once done, drain the grease then return to the heat. Add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Once done, place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
Mix in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6.
Stir the soup to disperse the peas evenly throughout the soup and serve.