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Pea, Lamb & Ham Soup

Pea, Lamb and Ham Soup

Pea, Lamb & Ham Soup

A twist on an old favourite makes a delicious winter warmer!  The lamb & bacon flavours work wonderfully well together to give a rich, satisfying soup that will be loved by foodies of all ages.

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

2 – 2½ hours


  • 2 medium (approx. 1kg) lamb shanks
  • 300g bacon bones
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup Irwin Valley Lupin Flour
  • 1½ litres vegetable stock
  • 1½ litres water
  • 2 medium (200g) onions, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 cups (400g) yellow split peas
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint (or 1 tsp dried)
  • Pepper & salt


  1. Heat oil to medium heat in a large, heavy-based pan.
  2. Brown shanks & onion.
  3. Add Lupin Flour & stir.
  4. Add stock & water, bring to the boil.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Simmer on low heat with lid on until shanks are thoroughly cooked & meat easily falls off the bone.

Notes & tips

  • Try using green split peas instead for a change of colour.

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