• 1 lb. green split peas washed
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery chopped
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Smithfield® Smoked Ham Hocks
  • water
  • chives



Ham Hocks

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  1. Combine all ingredients except water and chives in 5-quart slow cooker. Cover with water and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours (High: 4 to 6 hours).
  2. Remove ham hocks from soup. Remove meat from the bone and set aside; keep warm.
  3. Using a blender, puree soup in batches to a smooth texture. Reheat if needed.
  4. To serve, spoon into bowls. Garnish with warm ham hock meat and chives.