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Holiday Soup Mix

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

November 27, 2011

 

It's time for gift giving without breaking the bank. Gifts from the kitchen are a perfect way to accomplish that! Find a jar and follow the steps below.

 

Ingredients for the jar:

  • 1/4 cup dried garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup dried navy beans
  • 1/4 cup dried red kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup dried whole or split peas
  • 3 tablespoons minced dried onion
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat berries
  • 2 tablespoons pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoons dried celery flakes
  • 2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf

 

Attach a tag with this information to the jar:

To make Bean Soup:

  1. Combine contents of package with 7 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour. (Or soak bean mixture in the water overnight in a covered pan.)
  2. Do not drain. Bring beans and liquid to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in one cup diced ham or 1 pound Italian sausage which has been cooked, crumbled and drained.
  3. Remove bay leaf. Season to taste with salt or seasoned salt.

 

Variation: Add one 16-ounce can tomatoes, cut up and undrained, and one medium carrot, chopped. Cover and simmer for 30 more minutes. Season to taste.

 

 

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Funded in part by USDA SNAP.

Running out of money for food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/. For more information, call MU Extension's Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.

 


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