Layered Dried Bean Soup Mix In A Jar

1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/4 cup dried minced onion
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni (can be packaged in
small plastic bag)

In a 1 pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order
listed. Seal tightly. Yield: 1 batch.

Attach to jar:

Bean Soup Mix

To prepare soup: Carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown 1 pound ground beef; drain. Add 3 quarts water, one (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes (un-drained) and soup mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender.
Yield: 16 servings ( 4 quarts)