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Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

This is a gift from my friend at work who turned out to be my Secret Santa...much to my surprise! I received a beautiful basket filled with homemade items. One of the items in the basket was this Bean Soup Mix in a Jar.

Bean Soup Mix in a Jar
2 cups dry black beans
2 cups dry Great Northern beans (or any small white bean)
2 cups dry red kidney beans
2 cups dry pinto beans
2 cups dry green split peas
In four 1-pint canning jars, layer beans in order given, dividing evenly between jars. For seasoning packets, use four individual small sandwich bags, or four 6-inch squares of plastic wrap or foil.
Into EACH seasoning packet (you'll need FOUR times this amount TOTAL for all four jars of soup mix), place:
3 teaspoons beef (or vegetable) bouillon
3 tablespoons dried chives (chopped)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried savory
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
To Prepare Soup:
3 hours before serving, rinse beans with cold, running water. Remove stones or shriveled beans. In a Dutch oven or stock- pot, bring beans and 9 cups water to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Place beans, 5 cups of water, and seasoning packet contents into pot. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender. Stir occasionally. Add one 16-oz. can stewed tomatoes with liquid (break up tomatoes). Heat to boiling. Reduce to low, and cook 15 minutes more. Discard bay leaf.
Each jar of soup mix will make approximately 6 - 8 generous servings.

I can hardly wait to make it! I think New Year's Day will be just perfect.
PS/The other items were two cute bottles of Kahlua and a bottle of vanilla. They both deserve their own post!


By: Sharon Pickering | 12/24/2006 at 11:13 AM | If you want, you can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. Blogger burekaboy — | 12/26/2006 9:45 PM |  

    wow annie, beautiful picture and gift. enjoy! :)

  2. Blogger priya | 1/18/2007 3:30 PM |  

    annie: Thaz a nutritious soup from you. Thank you:-))