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Goya Split Pea Soup

This Goya split pea soup does everything a comfort food is supposed to do. It’s made with Goya green split peas simmered to perfection with other veggies and ground beef, an ideal cozy bowl to warm your soul on a cold winter day.

a close up image of a bowl full of green split Pea soup garnished with fresh leaves of herbs on a grey table cloth and withe background.

What I love about the Goya split pea soup recipe is that it is super versatile and you can tweak it to suit your preference. I used ground beef because I don’t eat ham but you can make it a green pea and ham soup recipe by using ham or pork bones instead of my ground beef. I promise you the taste will still be delicious if not better. The hearty and comforting flavors of this green split peas soup remind me of my Bone broth lentil soup recipe, they hit all the right notes.

Ingredients

Detailed quantities are on the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

An ingredients photo, on it there is 2 small carrots, green split peas, onion, bay leaves and ground beef.
  • Goya split peas: I went with Goya green split peas because they are a bit sweeter than the yellow split peas. Yellow split peas are more earthy.
  • Ground beef: I used 80% lean and 20% fat, animal fat is more filling and comforting in food.
  • Onion: Yellow onion finely chopped.
  • Carrot: just one medium to give this soup a vibrant color and of course some nutrients benefit as well.
  • Bay leaf: dry bay leaf, just don’t forget to remove it before serving.

How to make Goya split pea soup recipe

  1. Rinse the Goya green split peas.
  2. Drop them in a big pot add 5 cups of water or broth and bring that to a boil then let it simmer for 45 minutes on medium heat.
A process photo of a metal pot with green split peas and broth in it and a human hand holding a silver spoon scooping out some split peas.
  1. Finely chop the onion and just dice or slice the carrot. Add the veggies to the pot together with the bay leaf and cook for 5 minutes.
A process photo of a metal pot with onions, carrots, and green split peas and broth in it.
  1. You can now go in with the ground beef and any additional seasoning you like but bear in mind that seasonings such as paprika and turmeric will change the color of the soup. I like to see the vibrant colors of the green split peas and carrots. Allow that to cook for 10 to 15 more minutes.
A process photo of a metal pot with onions, carrots, ground beef, and green split peas and broth in it.
  1. Do a taste test and adjust seasoning if necessary then serve and enjoy.

Tips and mistakes to avoid for beginner cooks

  1. Whenever you use store-bought broth and stock, do a taste test before you add any salt. They have high sodium content unless you use a low-sodium broth or a homemade broth where you have control of the salt.
  2. If soak the green split peas for too long they will get stuck together so make sure you break them apart using your spoon.
  3. You can add more vegetables if you want such as celery, peppers, or potatoes.

How to store leftover split peas soup

Always allow your soup to cool down to room temperature. Transfer the leftover Goya Split Pea soup into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To freeze for a longer period you can store it in an airtight container or ziplock bags, ziplock bags save space in your freezer. It can be stored for up to 3 months.

How to reheat

From the fridge, you can warm it in the microwave or on a stove. In a small saucepan, heat it over medium heat until it’s warm, if the soup is watery, just let it simmer on medium heat with the pot uncovered for the excess liquid to evaporate. If its some how hard then you can add water or broth to achieve your desired consistency.

From the freezer, thaw it in the fridge or over the counter then use the methods mentioned above to reheat.

A bowl filled with Goya split Pea soup with a silver spoon and fresh herbs beside it on a grey table cloth and white background.

FAQ and troubleshooting

How do you reduce gas in split pea soup?

Rinse your split peas before cooking them and make sure you discard the water and cook with fresh clean water. Adding other vegetables to your soup will help balance the peas.

How do you add flavor to a bland split pea soup?

I add flavor to this Goya Split pea soup by adding some sort of meaty flavor to it. I used ground beef but you can add any type of meat you like. Chicken or beef broth can also add flavor to your split pea soup

Do split peas need to be soaked?

Not necessarily. Rinsing them is also sufficient cause when they are soaked they are most likely to get stuck together and might require frequent stirring.

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a close up image of a bowl full of green split Pea soup garnished with fresh leaves of herbs on a grey table cloth and withe background.

Goya Split Pea Soup

This Goya split pea soup does everything a comfort food is supposed to do. It's made with goya green split peas simmered to perfection with other veggies and ground beef.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Split peas soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 499kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Goya split peas
  • 1 lbs. Ground beef
  • 5 cups Water or Beef broth
  • 1 Large carrot
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 Dried bay leaf
  • Seasoning (I used dried herbs, black paper & salt)

Instructions

  • Rinse the Goya green split peas
  • Drop them in a big pot add 5 cups of water or broth and bring that to a boil then let it simmer for 45 minutes on medium heat.
  • Finely chop the onion and just dice or slice the carrot. Add the veggies to the pot together with the bay leaf and cook for 5 minutes.
  • You can now go in with the ground beef and any additional seasoning you like but bear in mind that seasonings such as paprika and turmeric will change the color of the soup. I like to see the vibrant colors of the green split peas and carrots. Allow that to cook for 10 to 15 more minutes.
  • Do a taste test and adjust seasoning if necessary then serve and enjoy.

Notes

    1. Whenever you use store-bought broth and stock, do a taste test before you add any salt. They have high sodium content unless you use a low-sodium broth or a homemade broth where you have control of the salt.
    2. If soak the green split peas for too long they will get stuck together so make sure you break them apart using your spoon.
    3. You can add more vegetables if you want such as celery, peppers, or potatoes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2634IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5mg

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