Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mexican Bean Soup Mix In A Jar

This would make a great Christmas / Yule gift!

Mexican Bean Soup Mix In A Jar

3/4 c. each dried pinto and red kidney beans

Flavor Packet:

2 T. dried onion flakes
2 T. dried parsley flakes
1 T. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 c. uncooked white rice
1 c. small-cut pasta

Put beans in a 1 qt. jar with lid. Put flavor packet ingredients in a
sandwich-size plastic bag. Seal bag with tie or ribbon. Do the same
with the rice and pasta. Place in jar with beans.

Type or print neatly the Cooking Directions on a small card, punch a
hole in the corner, and attach with a ribbon to the jar.

Mexican Bean Soup

Rinse and pick over beans. Put into a 4-5 qt. heavy pot with 4 c.
water. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 1 hr.

Drain beans and return to pot. Add 8 c. water and contents of flavor
packet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hr., or
until beans are firm-tender (time will vary depending on age of
beans). Stir in rice and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 15 mins.

Uncover, stir in pasta and 1/2 c. water. Simmer 10 mins., or until
pasta is tender.

Recipe source: Gift-In-A-Jar-Recipes yahoo group, submitted by *name removed for security reasons*


mrsb said...

Oh, that sounds delish!

Witchy Mom's Homeschool said...

This sounds like a great gift idea! Thanks!

Dede said...

A terrific gift idea and so very easy. Thanks for sharing.