HOMEMADE BEAN SOUP MIX
By Bonnie D. Utahn
Give the gift of Bean Soup Mix!
Place the ingredients in a pretty container with the recipe instructions, and you will give a gift that will be appreciated! You can use any combination of legumes, beans, and split peas in this delicious soup mix recipe.
Combine all beans in a large jar with screw top lid. Place onions and remaining ingredients in a small plastic bag and place on top of beans in jar. Seal jar and store in cool dry place. Makes enough for 6 batches of soup.
To use mix:
8 cups water
1/6 Hearty Bean Soup Mix
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
12 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 ham bone
Combine water and soup mix in large stockpot. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Add remaining ingredients to soup. Heat to boiling. Then cover pan, reduce heat to low, and simmer soup for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Skim fat and remove ham bone. Remove meat from bone and return to soup. Heat until hot and serve. 6 servings.
Heather Franklin lovinpumpkin - Nov 9, 2010
I think this is so thoughtful!!! My mom lives across from me, and she loves soup, and I am no Betty Crocker, when it comes to cooking! Lol!But, this way the ingredients are already pre-measured and everything, for her, so, this will save time, if she is under the weather, or just not up to making soup from scratch, so thank you sooo much!!! And it makes a great holiday gift as well!!! :)
Bonnie D. Utahn - Nov 9, 2010
OH, that is so good! Thanks! I have more of these soups coming, so stay tuned! LOL!
Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Nov 10, 2010
Great idea Bonnie! I used to by my soup mix like this from the Honey Baked Ham Company but it was so expensive! I love getting gifts like this!