Roasted Yellow Split Pea Tortilla Soup
*Please note that you will want to soak split peas for a minimum of 6 hours to overnight before roasting.
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup bell pepper, yellow or green; chopped
- 2 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 15 oz can tomatoes, diced
- 15 oz black beans, (1 can undrained)
- 15 oz kidney beans, (1 can undrained)
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup split peas, yellow, (there is no need to soak ahead of time)
- 1/4 cup roasted split peas
- 2 tsp salt, (or to taste)
- 2 tsp chili powder, (or to taste)
- 2 tsp cumin, (or to taste)
- garnish, roasted split yellow peas*, chopped cilantro, grated cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, tortilla chips
Roasted Yellow Split Peas
- 1 cup split peas, yellow
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
For the Roasted Yellow Split Peas*
- Pour 1 cup split peas into a large bowl. Cover with about 3 cups of water, but enough to cover the peas plus about 3/4 more, cover bowl. Soak for a minimum of 6 hours but up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Drain and rinse the split peas. Pat dry with a paper towel. Return split peas to bowl and add the olive oil, stir. Add all the spices and stir to coat the peas completely.
- Spread the peas over the parchment paper and put into the oven to roast. Stir after 10 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes for another 10 to 20 minutes of roasting.
- Check consistency after 15 minutes for amount of crunch you want. The longer you roast, the crunchier the peas become.
- After peas are roasted, brown ground beef along with chopped onions and chopped peppers, continue until ground beef is cooked thoroughly and onions are transluce
- To a large pot, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned beans, salsa, split peas – both roasted and dried, and spices.
- Add ground beef with onions and peppers.
- Simmer until split peas are tender about 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with garnishes.
Recipe by Like Mother Like Daughter