Layered Dried Bean Soup Mix in a Jar


Dried Bean Mix

  • 1/2 cup kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup split yellow peas
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup small red beans
  • 1/2 cup split green peas

Seasoning Mix

  • 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


  1. Dried Bean Mix: Layer each type of bean in a 24 ounce clear gift jar.
  2. Seasoning Mix: Combine ingredients.
  3. Store in a resealable plastic bag.
  4. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup.

Seasoned Bean Soup

Dried Bean Mix
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes
Seasoning Mix
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

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