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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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Layered Bean Soup
~ Mix in a Jar ~


1/2 cup kidney beans
1/2 cup split yellow peas
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 cup small red beans
1/2 cup split green peas

~Seasoning Mix~
1 tbsp dried sweet pepper flakes
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery seed
4 tbsp brown sugar

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Combine seasonings. Store in a resealable plastic bag
Attach seasoning packet to jar *OR* if there is room
place seasoning packet inside jar with beans

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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~ Layered Bean Soup ~

1 jar bean mix
2--14 1/2oz cans tomatoes
1 tsp Liquid Smoke ( optional )
6 cups water

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
Makes about 10 cups soup


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ENJOY!!

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