Chilebrown at home

Saturday, January 2, 2010


There is no need to adjust your set. Yes, you have read artificial ham flavor. It even sounds disgusting. Let's start from the beginning. We cooked a beautiful bone-in ham for New Years day. It was from the 'Meat Star' Dittmer from Dittmers Wurst Haus. It was scrumdiddlyumptious . Today we have a wonderful bone to make split pea soup. This is one of my favorite soups. Ms. Goofy is not partial to this green pea concoction, so I will enjoy it all week. I asked her to pick up a pound of dried split peas from our local Wally-Mart. She brought back this package of Hampeas. When did split pea get the name make over? After a brief observation of these fancy new dried legumes we noticed that this package came with a ham flavor packet. In fact, right in front, in plain English, it claims ARTIFICIAL ham flavor. Yuck!!! Luckily it came in a sealed package and I was able to remove it from the peas.

The split peas soup is delicious. It is flavored with the most flavorful "Real Deal" ham bone. It will go perfect with a ham sandwich and a visit to the couch to watch more football.


Anonymous said...

I've never seen artificial ham flavoring. Lucky for you it was in a separate package. My hambone is in the freezer, can't wait to make ham and beans. Go Broncos.

Robert said...

Artifical ham flavoring: yikes! Who would go through the trouble to make split pea soup from scratch with dried peas but couldn't be bothered to use a real ham bone?

meathenge said...

Hmmm, I don't see any lard in your recipe, that ain't right. Some day, some day soon, you will try mine and come to the Lard Side.

The Rev has spoken

Chris said...

So did you keep the artificial flavoring packet? Who knows, maybe one day you'll want an artificial ham sandwich :)

We didn't have a ham bone for our black eyed peas so I used to ham hocks instead. Wasn't bad at all.

Greg said...

Maybe it is meant for some communist, heathen, twinkle-toed, pervert, vegetarian types....

PS - Happy New Year

Chilebrown said...

highlandsranchfoodie, Did you know your knee bone is connected to you ham bone?

Robert, Thats what I talkin about. Yikes is right!

Reverend, Did I ever tell you that you are the hambone inspiration of life snd meat. Bacon Brother, read the recipe.

Chris, I did keep it and I will mail it to you when you send me your address. Scary stuff.

Greg, Have you gotten into my fruitcake stash?

meathenge said...

Yes my brother I read the recipe:

# One ham bone
# 1 pound split peas
# 2 slices of bacon chopped
# 1 onion chopped fine
# 2 stalks celery cubed
# 2 carrots cubed
# 2 chipotle peppers
# salt & pepper
# 1 tablespoon cumin
# 1 teaspoon oregano
# 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Where art thou Lard? Please deliver the lard.

The good rev dr Biggles

Zoomie said...

What Chris said. Eek. Soup looks great, and I don't even love split pea soup!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

what a world what a world

Ribsasmokin said...

Never thought this world would ever need artificial ham, mine as well throw some MSG in there too, lol. Im with ya though split pea is pretty dang good.

Chilebrown said...

Ribsasmokin, Good luck with your new blog. Wow I feel very humble.

cookiecrumb said...

Well, now I want split pea soup. And I don't have a ham bone.
Maybe I'll try the little packet.

Zoomie said...

Oh, no! I missed your offer! Bummer! Next time, you must email me or call me. My email address is and if you send me an email I'll send you my phone number. Sorry I didn't check back sooner!

Unknown said...

Hurst's site says that the flavoring packet is:

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Maltodextrin, salt, artificial flavorings (including artificial smoke flavor), silicone dioxide (added less than 2% as an anti-caking agent)

which means it's probably better for you than the Goya Ham Concentrate (though, just using a good ol' ham bone would be best).

Anonymous said...

Right. Soy-based "ham" flavoring is more disgusting than flavoring derived from factory farmed Wilbur flesh. Brilliant.