Roasted Yellow Chili

Roasted Yellow Split Pea Tortilla Soup

Course: Soups
Difficulty: Moderate
Pulse Type: Dry Peas
Nutrition: 500 calories or less, 7g+ fiber, 7g+ protein
Category: Split Pea Soup Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
*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*

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Check consistency after 15 minutes for amount of crunch you want. The longer you roast, the crunchier the peas become.


  1. 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
  2. To a large pot, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned beans, salsa, split peas – both roasted and dried, and spices.
  3. Add ground beef with onions and peppers.
  4. Simmer until split peas are tender about 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with garnishes.

Recipe Notes


Recipe by Like Mother Like Daughter