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gift in a jar: rainbow soup mix

(1 rating)
Recipe by
michelle minosh
nampa, ID

Good hearty bean soup any one? Have had some people who hate beans love this and ones who were sacared of making beans say it is easy to make the jar and give and to cook it also.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min

Ingredients For gift in a jar: rainbow soup mix

  • 1 qt
    jar, wide mouth if possible
  • 3 c
    mixed beans of the following 13 types (to make the 3cups):
  • lentils, red lentils, yellow peas, grean peas,
  • black eye peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, garbonzo beans,
  • lima beans, baby lima beans, great northern beans,
  • navy beans, black beans, red beans pink beans,
  • ~~seasoing packet mackings:
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, minced, dried
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef bouillon, granules
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes, dried
  • 2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 tsp
    lemonade mix, powdered with sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • ~~additional recipe makings (receiver adds):
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, crushed (28 oz)
  • 8 c
    water, plus 2 inches
  • *****see note at bottom

How To Make gift in a jar: rainbow soup mix

  • 1
    YOUR PART - FILL THE JAR: Take and place all the things listed under seasoning packet and seal them up in a zip lock bag. I find that the "SNACK" size works well for me. If you do not have a zip lock then place in a any plastic bag you have and close as tightly as you can
  • 2
    **Take your beans and start to fill your jar part way. Place the packet in the middle and continue fill with beans till you have the packet covered and can only see beans from all sides of the jar and maybe a little bag from the top of the jar.
  • 3
    When done seal with lid and ring. Add some ribbon to attach the instructions.
  • 4
    **In your bean isle at your store you may be able to fine a bage of 13 bean mix that will have most if not all of these beans and that will work just as well as getting them by them selves.
  • 5
  • 6
    Remove seasoning packet from beans and set aside. Rinse and check beans then place in a microwave safe dish. Cover with water till it is two inched over the top of the beans.
  • 7
    Loosley cover the dish with plastic wrap and cook on high for 15 minutes in the microwave, rotating it after 6-7 minutes. Drain and rinse beans very well. Then place them in a large soup pot adding the 8 cups of water, cover and bring to a boil.
  • 8
    Lower the heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or tender, stir occasionally. Add tomatoes and seasoning packet and simmer the soup for another 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  • 9
    ~~~~~ Good side note: I give a box of Jiffy corn bread mix or if I have on hand a home made jar of corn bread mix it give it instead. You can also do biscute mix also.
  • 10
    *****NOTE: If you have a Food Saver System with a large jar seal attachment you can use it to seal wide mouth jars and give them as gifts. There is also a regular size seal but it is easier to fill the wide. When filling jars I find that when doing layers that if you press/compress them you can get every thing in that is needed to get in. I find a canning muddier/press works good for me ;( The picture above is sealed and was a item at a Christmas bizarre)

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