i enjoy this meal on a rainy day When were little and living in denver Co. We also stock up on dry ingredents, because we never know if we were going to get catch in a blizzard.. Which one year we did for 3 weeks.. Not good..:)
Use a canning funnel or any funnel that has about a 2-inch neck. This will make it easier to fill the jars with the ingredients. Be sure to use a wide-mouth, 1-quart canning jar
Layer ingredients in the order given: bouillon, onion flakes, split peas, small shape pasta, barley, lentils, rice, and enough tricolor spiral pasta to fill jar.
Attach tag with cooking instructions:
In large kettle, brown 1 pound ground beef or stew beef cut into bite-size pieces in a little olive oil. Remove tricolor pasta from top of jar and reserve. Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water. Let come to a boil and simmer 45 minutes.
Add tricolor pasta and simmer 15 minutes more.
Serve with your favorite bread or rolls and a tossed salad.