DRIED BEAN MIX:
1/2 cup of each of the following:
split green peas
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.
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.