Beef and Split Pea Soup Recipe – A Great Soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pound beef, diced
1 bay leaf
1 pound dried split peas
1 quart chicken stock
2 1/2 cups water
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Place the butter in a large soup pot over medium-low heat. Stir in onion, celery, and sliced garlic. Cook slowly until the onions are translucent but not brown, 5 to 8 minutes.
Mix in beef, bay leaf, and split peas. Pour in chicken stock and water. Stir to combine, and simmer slowly until the peas are tender and the soup is thick, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.

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From: Allrecipes.com