|Seasoned Bean Soup
Dried Bean Mix
1/2 cup of each of the following:
split yellow peas
small red beans
split green peas
1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
4 tablespoons brown sugar
For dried bean mix, layer each type of bean in a clear 24-oz jar. For
seasoning mix, combine ingredients. Store in a re-sealable plastic bag.
Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup. Yield: about
3 cups dried bean mix and 1/4 cup seasoning mix.
Attach To Jar:
Seasoned Bean Soup
Dried Bean Mix ( 3 cups)
2 cans ( 14-1/2 ounces each ) stewed tomatoes
Seasoning Mix ( 1/4 cup )
1 teaspoon liquid smoke ( optional )
Rinse beans and place in large Dutch oven or stock pot. Pour 4 cups
boiling water over beans; cover and let soak overnight. Drain beans and
return to stock pot. Add 6 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over
high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans
are almost tender. Add tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stirring
occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to
simmer about 1 hour longer or until beans are tender and soup thickens.
Serve warm. YIELD: about 10 cups soup.