½ cup or more of each of the following beans:
Dried red beans
Great Northern beans
Dried peas or yellow split peas or lentils
Layer all ingredients in a large cone-shaped bag, Jar, or Vacuum
Seal bag; seal & attach a tag with directions. If desired, Decorate
Jar/Cone/Bag for what-ever occasion it was created for.
Created a Seasonings Packet with the following:
1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
1 Tbsp. beef bullion granules
1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. powdered lemonade mix with sugar
¾ tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. dried oregano
Attach recipe to jar.
Recipe for Rainbow Bean Soup
Remove seasoning packet. Set aside.
Rinse beans. Place beans in a large microwave safe dish. Cover with water 1” to 2” over top of beans. Cover dish loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high 10 minutes, rotating after 5 minutes. Drain and rinse beans very well. Place beans in a large pan.
Add 4 cups of water and 1(14 oz) can crushed tomatoes and seasonings from packet. (you may choose to also add 1 small can of chopped ham.) Cover, bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover pan and simmer 1 ½ hours or until beans are tender. Stir occasionally.
Makes 12 cups of soup.
Original Author Unknown, Recipe Shared on Budget101 Discussion List.