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Bean Soup Mix
This Bean Soup Mix yields a hearty, satisfying meal!
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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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2 cups onions, instant, minced
1/4 cup basil leaves, dried, crushed
4 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin, powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 bay leaves
2-2/3 cups lentils, dried
1-1/3 cups white beans, dried, navy beans
1-1/3 cups split peas, dried yellow
4 cups brown rice, uncooked
6 cups red beans, dried, small

Toast minced onions in non-stick skillet, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat. Remove onion from skillet; cool.

In each of 4 one-quart jars, place the following: 1/2 cup red beans, 1/3 cup lentils, 1/3 cup split peas, 1/2 cup red beans,1/3 cup lentils, 1/3 cup navy beans, and 1/2 cup red beans. In each of 4 zip-top plastic sandwich bags, place the following: 1/2 cup toasted onion, 1 tablespoon basil, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1 bay leaf.

Place spice-filled sandwich bags on tops of each jar and cover with jar lids. Place 1 cup rice in each of 4 zipper-style plastic storage bags.

Soup Preperation Instructions:
Remove spice bag from one jar of beans. Wash beans and combine with 9 cups water in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Drain. Return beans to saucepan and add rice, 12 cups chicken broth, and spice-bag contents. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer one hour or until beans and rice are tender. Garnish each serving with sliced green onion tops, if desired. Each bean soup mix makes 6 servings.

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