Five Bean Soup Mix In A Jar

DRIED BEAN MIX:

1/2 cup of each of the following:
kidney beans
garbanzo beans
black beans
lentils
red beans
split green peas

SEASONING MIX:

1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules(1038)
2 teaspoons dried minced onion(1848)
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (1426)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper(1029)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (1021)
1/2 teaspoon celery seed (1429)
4 tablespoons brown sugar

For dried bean mix, layer each type of bean in a clear gift container.You will need a 24-oz jar. For seasoning mix, combine ingredients. Store in a resealable plastic bag. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup.

Yield: about 3 cups dried bean mix and 1/4 cup seasoning mix.

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Attach following recipe to jar:

SEASONED BEAN SOUP

Dried Bean Mix ( 3 cups)
2 cans ( 14 1/2 ounces each ) stewed tomatoes
Seasoning Mix ( 1/4 cup )
1 teaspoon liquid smoke ( optional )

Rinse beans and place in large Dutch oven or stock pot. Pour 4 cups boiling water over beans; cover and let soak overnight. Drain beans and return to stock pot. Add 6 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stirring occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to simmer about 1 hour longer or until beans are tender and soup thickens.

YIELD: about 10 cups soup.

{ 5 Comments }

  1. What a great idea! I’ve bookmarked this.

    Kelly
    2passthetorch.com

  2. Hi, I’m doing a food gift idea exchange on November 6th. I’d love for you to post this or any other idea you have.

    http://kaffee-klatsch.blogspot.com/2006/10/sharing-gifts-from-heart.html

  3. The soup turned out too sweet. I’d recommend leaving out the brown sugar, unless you like that sort of thing.

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