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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Beef Barley Soup
~ Mix in a Jar ~


3/4 cup medium pearl barley, divided
1/2 cup dried lentils
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup dried minced onions
1/4 cup instant beef bouillon powder
2 tsp dried celery flakes
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic

Layer in wide-mouth 1-pint canning jar in order listed above**
**Use half of the barley first and then the remaining barley at the top

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ Beef Barley Soup ~

1 jar soup mix
2 lb boneless beef chuck**
*OR*
**2 lb. lean ground beef
1 tbsp vegetable oil
10 cups water

Cut beef chuck** into 1/2 to 3/4-inch pieces
Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat and brown the meat
Pour off drippings. Add the contents of the soup mix and water
to the Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly
and simmer for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until beef is fork tender
Discard bay leaves. Makes 8 servings


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ENJOY!!

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