I am 5 x hours into cooking this and it already smells and tastes farking great!!
http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/sl ... L9077.html
500 g-1 kg bacon bones
1 x 375 g packet dried peas
1 cup green split peas
1 cup yellow split peas
Ã‚Â½ cup red lentils
1 large onion, chopped
Pinch of cracked pepper
French stick or crusty bread rolls
Rinse the dried peas thoroughly then soak in hot water with 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and place in the the slow cooker.
Rinse the green and yellow peas, and red lentils, thoroughly before placing in slow cooker.
Add bacon bones and approximately 10 cups of boiling water.
Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
Towards the end of the cooking time, remove meat from the bacon bones. Discard the bones and return the meat to the soup.
Serve with sliced buttered French sticks or crusty bread rolls.
At the end of cooking time, if soup is too thick add some boiling water until the desired thickness is reached. Tastes great the next day. This soup freezes well. I use a 6 litre slow cooker.