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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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Mexican Bean Soup
~ Mix in a Jar ~

3/4 cup dried pinto and red kidney beans
3/4 cup red kidney beans

~Seasoning Packet~
2 tbsp dried onion flakes
2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup small-cut pasta

Place beans in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar
Place seasoning ingredients in a sandwich-size plastic bag
Place the rice and pasta in a sandwich-size plastic bag
Place both bags in 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


~ Mexican Bean Soup ~

1 jar soup mix
8 cups water

Rinse and pick over beans
Place beans into a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot
with 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover
and remove from heat. Let sit 1 hour

Drain beans and return to pot
Add water and contents of seasoning packet
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer
1 hour or until beans are firm-tender
Stir in rice and bring to a simmer
Cover and simmer 15 minutes
Uncover, stir in pasta and 1/2 cup water
Simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is tender

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