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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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Spanish Red Beans & Rice
~ Mix in a Jar ~


1 tbsp minced onions
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp chicken bouillon
2 cups white rice
2 cups dried red beans**
(**place in a small baggie)

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Place the red beans in baggie on top of the rice

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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~ Spanish Red Beans & Rice with Sausage ~

1 jar of beans & rice Mix
1 Italian or smoker sausage, sliced
1 medium bell pepper, diced
6-8 cups of hot water

Remove beans from beans & rice mix
Wash beans and place them in a microwave dish,
filling with water 1--1 1/2 inches over beans
Cover tightly with plastic wrap, then poke 3 small
holes in the top of the wrap with sharp knife
Microwave on high for 9 minutes, rotate and
microwave for 9 minutes more. Drain beans
and place in crockpot. Cover with 6-8 cups of
hot water. Cook on high for 3 hours
Brown sausage along with bell pepper
Add sausage mixture to the remaining
beans & rice mix. Stir this mixture into
the crockpot with the beans. Continue
cooking on high for 1 1/2 hours,
stirring occasionally


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ENJOY!!

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