Soup-er Tuesday: This split pea soup with hot dogs instead of ham is actually good

Thanks, Chrissy Teigen!

Hot dogs in pea soup? It's better than you think. (Jack Roskopp)

Look, I know this sounds insanely weird, but queen of the internet Chrissy Teigen is onto something with her split pea soup with crispy hot dogs recipe.

That is, if you’re someone who likes hot dogs.

Personally, I can’t go to a baseball game without a hot dog, but after I shared with some friends that I was making this recipe, I quickly learned that hot dogs are not everyone’s cup of tea.

And I totally get it. I could not tell you what kind of meat is used for a ball park frank (it’s pork, right?), so it makes sense that people just don’t do hot dogs.

The good thing is, you can still totally use ham, bacon or pancetta -- or even a different kind of sausage instead of the hot dogs.

However, if you’re first in line for a grilled hot dog on the Fourth of July, you will love this recipe.

This recipe is in Teigen’s first cookbook, “Cravings,” which you should totally buy if you don’t own it already.

Not only is this recipe worth it, but Teigen’s book is full of recipes of dishes you really want to eat. I’m talking breakfast casseroles, chicken noodle soup, hearty salads and lots and lots of carbs.


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