Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

This rainbow bean soup mix was a recipe I came up with last year to use as a table decoration for the local woman’s club I belong to. The rainbow bean soup mix is packaged up in a jar and you can decorate the top with decorative fabric. It makes a pretty gift or holiday decoration.

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Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

INGREDIENTS FOR JARS:

½ cup dried kidney beans
½ cup dried black eyed peas
½ cup dried yellow split peas
½ cup dried red lentils
½ cup dried black beans
2 tbsp dried onion flakes
2 tbsp veggie bouillon granules OR 1 KNORR veggie bouillon cube
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 ½ tsp paprika
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp black pepper
1 small zip top bag
1 quart size jar with a wide mouth

DIRECTIONS to make gift jar:
  • Mix spices together & place in a small zip top bag
  • Layer each type of bean in the jar, one type at a time, making a row of each color
  • Place bag of spices on the top of the final layer of beans
  • Screw on lid
  • Decorate jar, attach recipe
INGREDIENTS FOR SOUP:

1 jar mixed beans, included
1 seasoning packet, included
8 cups water
1 x 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes

DIRECTIONS to make soup:
  • Remove seasoning packet from jar and set aside
  • Rinse beans, place beans in large microwave safe dish
  • Cover with water 1”-2” over top of beans
  • Cover dish loosely with cling wrap
  • Microwave on high for 15 minutes, rotate half way through if you don’t have a turntable in your microwave
  • Drain & rinse beans
  • Place beans in a large pot
  • Add 8 cups water
  • Add 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • Add seasoning packet
  • Bring everything to a boil
  • Lower heat to simmer, cover pot, simmer for 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender
  • Stir occasionally, if the soup is too thick add in additional chicken stock/water (up to 3 cups)
Rainbow Bean Soup Mix
 
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Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS FOR JARS:
  • ½ cup dried kidney beans
  • ½ cup dried black eyed peas
  • ½ cup dried yellow split peas
  • ½ cup dried red lentils
  • ½ cup dried black beans
  • 2 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 2 tbsp veggie bouillon granules OR 1 KNORR veggie bouillon cube
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 small zip top bag
  • 1 quart size jar with a wide mouth
  • INGREDIENTS FOR SOUP:
  • 1 jar mixed beans, included
  • 1 seasoning packet, included
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 x 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
Instructions
  1. DIRECTIONS to make gift jar:
  2. Mix spices together & place in a small zip top bag
  3. Layer each type of bean in the jar, one type at a time, making a row of each color
  4. Place bag of spices on the top of the final layer of beans
  5. Screw on lid
  6. Decorate jar, attach recipe
  7. DIRECTIONS to make soup:
  8. Remove seasoning packet from jar and set aside
  9. Rinse beans, place beans in large microwave safe dish
  10. Cover with water 1”-2” over top of beans
  11. Cover dish loosely with cling wrap
  12. Microwave on high for 15 minutes, rotate half way through if you don’t have a turntable in your microwave
  13. Drain & rinse beans
  14. Place beans in a large pot
  15. Add 8 cups water
  16. Add 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  17. Add seasoning packet
  18. Bring everything to a boil
  19. Lower heat to simmer, cover pot, simmer for 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender
  20. Stir occasionally, if the soup is too thick add in additional chicken stock/water (up to 3 cups)
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