Green Chile Split Pea Soup Recipe

Prep Time:

15 - 20 Minutes

Cook Time:

2 ½ Hours

Total Time:

2 ½ - 3 Hours


6 Servings


530 Calories Per Serving


  • 16 ounces of dried green split peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 meaty ham bone or 2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Jar of Pure Hatch Green Chile


1. Add Ingredients to a Dutch Oven

In a Dutch oven, combine the peas, water, ham bone, and bouillon; bring to a boil.

2. Reduce Heat

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

3. Add Rest of Ingredients

Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

4. Cover

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour longer.

5. Remove Ham Bone

Remove ham bone and cut the meat from the bone. Return to the soup and heat through.

5. Enjoy

Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe by Joe Garcia from Fresh Chile Cookin’! group on Facebook.

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