Hearty Bean Soup Mix
I can have it anytime. Of course, it is great for gift giving also.
1/4 cbeef bouillon granules
1/2 cgreen split peas
1/4 cpearled barley
1/4 cdry lentils
1/3 cred kidney beans
1/4 cdried onion flakes
2 tspdried italian seasoning
1/4 cuncooked long-grain white rice
1/2 cuncooked small, dry pasta
How to Make Hearty Bean Soup Mix
In a standard Mason jar, layer the bouillon, split peas, pearled barley, lentils, kidney beans, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice, bay leaves and pasta. Seal tightly.
- To give as a gift, attach a small card with the following instructions…
TO MAKE THE SOUP~~
1 pound ground beef or chuck roast, cubed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 1/2 quarts water
1 batch dry soup mix
Pat dry the ground beef or chopped chuck roast, then coat with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and soup mix. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until the pasta, peas, lentils, beans and barley are tender.