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Ingredients

1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups water
1 can (14-1/2) chicken broth
1-1/2 cups dried split peas, rinsed
1 cup cubed ham
3 bay leaves
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until peas are tender. Discard bay leaves and served.

Julie Dobbeleare-Castens
Moline



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