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striped soup beauty

Striped Soup Mix


striped soup beauty

Striped Soup Mix

A pot of soup is not the kind of present you can wrap — but a beautifully layered jar of homemade soup mix is! Plus, you can make a lot of presents at once to use up all those beans.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 7 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Measuring cup


  • 7 1-pound bags dried peas, beans, and lentils
  • 7 bay leaves
  • 7 pint-sized canning jars


  • Carefully layer the beans in the jars, using 1/4-cup of each type of bean.
  • Put 1 bay leaf in each jar, and screw on the lids.
  • Add a ribbon and a gift tag that says:
  • Take out the bay leaf.
  • Rinse the beans with cold water and then put them in a large pot. Cover them with fresh cold water and soak them overnight.
  • Drain the beans, add them back into the pot with 6 cups fresh water or chicken stock, one 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes, 1 clove chopped garlic, and the bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer gently until all the beans are tender, about 2 hours.
  • Add salt to taste.
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