Love Soup Mix in a Jar Recipe -
Love Soup Mix in a Jar Recipe
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Love Soup Mix in a Jar

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"Makes a wonderful gift for a new bride-to-be, a friend under the weather, or just to say thanks! And it tastes great, too! Decorate the jar with a fabric lid and/or a bow tied around the neck. Be sure to attach the cooking instructions to the jar."

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  1. Use a canning funnel or any funnel that has about a 2-inch neck. This will make it easier to fill the jar with the ingredients. Be sure to use a wide-mouth, 1-quart canning jar.
  2. Layer ingredients in the order given: bouillon, onion flakes, split peas, small shape pasta, barley, lentils, rice, and enough tricolor spiral pasta to fill jar.
  3. Attach tag with cooking instructions: In large kettle, brown 1 pound ground beef or stew beef cut into bite-size pieces in a little olive oil. Remove tricolor pasta from top of jar and reserve. Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water. Let come to a boil and simmer 45 minutes. Add tricolor pasta and simmer 15 minutes more. Serve with your favorite bread or rolls and a tossed salad.
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  • The nutrition for this recipe does not include ingredients not in the ingredient list, including the ground beef and olive oil.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2003

This recipe makes a pretty gift, and tastes great too! However, 18 cubes of bouillon is WAY too much. 9 or 10 is plenty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2006

I recevied this as a bridal shower favor. It was pretty and cute but only tasted okay. By the time the beans were cooked the pasta was mushy. So next time, I would add the pasta in the last few minutes of cooking- which takes away for the appeal of everything being in one jar.

Dec 31, 2003

I made 12 of these for teacher gifts at Thanksgiving time. They are truly beautiful and are very much appreciated by those that receive teacher's husband loved the soup so much I forwarded the recipe to her. My suggestion is to purchase ingredients in bulk at a BJ's or Sam's warehouse. I found the boullion and onion flakes to be very reasonably priced and I didn't have to make several trips to the grocery store. Also, I've found that Mason jars are "seasonal" items and you may not find them in the dead of winter...I located them at a 'grain & feed' store which stocks them year 'round. :)

Dec 27, 2003

This makes the prettiest presentation in a jar! I gave this as gifts this year. I split the lentils in half and used half green lentils and half red lentils. It was beautiful.

Mar 01, 2004

This is great! Instead of using quart size jars I bought 24 pint size jars, cut the recipe in half and followed the recipe. I then made 24 really fancy tags and attached them with a beautiful ribbon. I am giving these as party favors at a bridal shower I am throwing in a couple of weeks. Everyone who sees them just falls in love with them. I may have an easy inexpensive gift for next Christmas!! O and by the way I bought all the ingredients at a Bulk shopping center and it ended up costing me only .85 each!!

May 12, 2008

Looks really good with my modifications in my recipe note: as follows: watch out for msg--oh, well, couldn't find anything msg-free... I'm trying 250ml jars (very cute) with 4 servings of dry soup mix in each... omit ground beef instructions and put all pasta in top baggie to be set aside until soup almost done. simmer 45, add pasta, simmer another 10. nummy!

Oct 24, 2003

I found this soup to taste way too salty. Maybe if the amount of boullion cubes was cut be about half (maybe 9 to 12) since you do use 12 cups of water, depending on your own personal preference for salt. I haven't tried it yet with less boullion, but there is potential there for a great hearty soup.

Feb 16, 2007

This is a great, easy recipe. I gave it to family and friends for the holidays. I made it first to try and it was great... it made a lot!! I didn't add meat. I also left out the macaroni, and only added the tri-color pasta at the end. It was easy and fun to put the jars together (I put the pasta in colored saran-wrap), and so far, everyone has said they loved it! My brother said he added in a jar of canned tomatoes, which he said was great. I have a couple left still from the holidays, which I plan to use myself. Great recipe :)


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  • Calories
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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