Split peas are a great source of protein. Without the sausage, this would be a very healthy dish... but... split peas and pork go SO great together, like two "peas" in a pod. LOL, okay now for the recipe!!
1 16-oz bag of dried split peas
1 19-oz package of Italian sausage links (I prefer sweet or mild over hot but any will do)
1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coarse ground pepper
8 cups broth (see my tutorial for homemade chicken broth)
Rinse and sort the split peas and set aside.
Heat a grill pan or skillet on medium heat and brown the sausage links.
Remove from heat, cool for a few minutes, and slice the sausages.
this delicious mashed butternut squash.