This is better than any pea and ham soup you could ever make. If you by a bag of bacon bits(good economical buying), good and chunky, you may need to make the pieces a little smaller but don't make the pieces too small.
For this recipe you can use pork belly slices (cubed) or pork pieces also. Note: make up 1 cup of stock as you may need to add extra fluid if needed, but the end result should be lovely sticky and melt in the mouth meat with very little sauce left over. I like to serve this with steamed rice and some green veges or a light salad.