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Layered Dried Bean Soup Mix In A Jar

DRIED BEAN MIX:

1/2 cup of each of the following:
kidney beans
split yellow peas
black beans
red lentils
small red beans
split green peas

SEASONING MIX:
1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
4 tablespoons brown sugar

For dried bean mix, layer each type of bean in a clear gift container. You will need a 24-oz jar. For seasoning mix, combine ingredients. Store in a resealable plastic bag. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup. Yield: about 3 cups dried bean mix and 1/4 cup seasoning mix.

Attach To Jar:
SEASONED BEAN SOUP

Dried Bean Mix ( 3 cups)
2 cans ( 14 1/2 ounces each ) stewed tomatoes
Seasoning Mix ( 1/4 cup )
1 teaspoon liquid smoke ( optional )

Rinse beans and place in large Dutch oven or stock pot. Pour 4 cups boiling water over beans; cover and let soak overnight. Drain beans and return to stock pot. Add 6 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stirring occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to simmer about 1 hour longer or until beans are tender and soup thickens. Serve warm. YIELD: about 10 cups soup
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