Making Pea Soup from Braising Liquid

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April 25, 2019

soup in bowlI've made corned beef several times since St. Patrick's Day as I've become quite a fan of the Instant Pot method (link below). It reminded me that every year, I am always left with a large amount of delicious braising liquid from all the meat and veggies. I decided to try to make a soup from it, being careful to make sure I balance out the saltiness by adding extra water, to taste. This is a great thrifty use of the braising liquid and boosting it with some peas, veggies, and water. Turned out delicious!


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 servings

Link: Instant Pot Corned Beef and Vegetables


  • 1 medium onion, peeled & chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled & chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled & chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 2 cups braising liquid
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 large bay leaf (or 2 small)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cans green peas, drained
  • cream and chopped parsley for serving


  1. Add a bit of oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  2. sauteing carrot & onion to pot
  3. Add potatoes and garlic. Cook a few more minutes.
  4. Pea Soup from Braising Liquid

  5. Add braising liquid, water, bay leaf and thyme. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil, then switch to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. adding bay leaves to pot
  7. Add peas to pot and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  8. adding peas to pot
  9. Transfer soup to blender or use a hand emersion blender to puree until very smooth.
  10. immersion blender in soup
  11. Return to pot over low heat and stir in pepper, if desired. Serve in bowls topped with some cream and chopped parsley.
  12. soup returned to pot

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
April 25, 20191 found this helpful

Braising liquid used from:

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 267 Posts
April 25, 20191 found this helpful

I added it into the recipe too.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
April 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you!!!

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