Making the stream-of-consciousness pea soup again today with some revisions.
1 lb. ground beef.
1 lb. dry yellow split peas.
2 carrots, sliced. 6 carrots, sliced.
1 white onion, diced.
2 potatoes, cubed.
3 packets Herbox bouillon in 6 cups warm water. 6 cups water.
1/2 tsp. pepper.
1/2 tsp. thyme. 3 tsp. thyme.
2 tsp. cumin.
Somewhere between 1/2 and 1 tsp. cumin.
1 tsp. parsley.
1 tsp. salt.
6 hulking garlic cloves, minced. 8 hulking garlic cloves, minced.
Brown the meat with the garlic. Do not put the garlic in the slow cooker with all the other ingredients, as this neutralizes most of the flavor.
Cook for 7 hours on high until peas have disintegrated, stirring regularly to distribute spices.