Recipe Jars – Layered Soup

Jennifer’s Favorite Recipe Jars:

Layered Soup in a Jar

These recipes are all found on the crafting website www.allfreecrafts.com.


Soup recipe jars make some of the most beautiful gifts, for the ingredients can be layered to create a beautiful effect. Here are three layered soup recipes:

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of red lentils

2 tbsp. dried onion flakes

1.5 tbsp. chicken bouillon granules

.5 tsp. dried dill weed or dill seed

1/8 tsp. each celery seed and garlic powder

approximately 1 cup medium egg noodles

1 bay leaf

Directions:

In a two-cup jar, layer ingredients in the order listed above, then seal the jar.

Write these instructions on your gift tag:

Bring 8 cups of water to boil in large saucepan. Stir in jar of soup mix. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in 1.5 cups of frozen corn or mixed vegetables and 2 cups of cooked, diced chicken or turkey. Simmer for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender and chicken is heated through.


Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:

1/4 cup red lentils

1/4 cup green split peas

1/4 cup barley

1/3 cup beef bouillon powder

2 tbsp. parsley flakes

3 tbsp. onion flakes

1/3 tsp. thyme

1/3 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. dried basil

approximately 1/4 cup alphabet macaroni

Directions:

In a two-cup jar, layer ingredients in the order listed above, then seal the jar.

Write these instructions on your gift tag:

In a very large saucepan combine 8 to 10 cups of water, a 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, and soup mix. Add 2 chopped carrots and 2 to 4 chopped potatoes (optional: 2 cups chopped cabbage). Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour or until peas are tender. Enjoy!


Three Bean Soup Mix

This recipe is a hearty 3-bean soup that works very well as a dinner meal, and it fits perfectly in a two-cup jar. Serve the soup piping hot, garnished with cheese or chives and accompanied by fresh bread for a satisfying and nutritious main meal.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup mixed dried vegetables

1/4 cup split peas

1/3 cup romano beans

1/3 cup white navy beans

1/3 cup pinto beans

1/4 cup pearl barley

3 tbsp. beef bouillon granules

3 tbsp. dried onion flakes

1 tbsp. celery seed

1 tsp. dried basil

1 bay leaf

Directions:

Layer the ingredients in a two-cup jar, in the order given, lightly packing down each layer with a spoon before adding the next layer. If you have any room left in the jar after adding all the ingredients, add a few more beans, peas, or vegetable flakes to fill the jar completely to the top.

Write these instructions on your gift tag:

Basic Three Bean Soup: Empty jar contents into a large soup pot. Cover with 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for two minutes; remove from heat, cover and let soak for one hour. After soaking time, stir in two more cups of water and bring soup back to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1.5 – 2 hours, or until beans are tender. If soup thickens too much during cooking, add more water as required. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Three Bean Beef Stew: After soaking time (see Basic Three Bean Soup), add .5 to 1 pound of marinating beef steak or stewing beef, chopped fine; one chopped onion, one chopped carrot and one chopped celery stalk. If desired, add one 16oz can diced tomatoes. Continue cooking as directed for soup.

Three Bean Ham Soup: After soaking time (see Basic Three Bean Soup), add 2 cups chopped ham, one chopped onion, one chopped celery stalk, and one chopped carrot. Stir in a large pinch each of oregano, garlic powder, rosemary and white pepper, or your choice of Italian herbs. Continue cooking as directed for soup. Garnish with croutons and chopped green onions.

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