You are here: Home » Recipes » Split Pea Soup Split Pea Soup Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings A low-fat soup that's even better the second day. PrintEmail Ingredients 3 quarts water2 cups dried split peas Beef shank bone with meat1/2 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped celery with leaves1/2 cup chopped peeled carrots1 garlic clove, minced1 bay leaf1 teaspoon sugar Cayenne pepper to taste1/4 teaspoon dried thyme Instructions In a large pot, combine water, split peas and beef shank bone with meat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Add onion, celery, and carrots. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes longer. Add garlic, bay leaf, sugar, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Remove the shank bone and bay leaf, then chill the soup. Skim the grease off the top and reheat to serve. Makes 8 cups.