bean soup recipe in a jar

Bean Soup in a jar, colorful kitchen decor and practical gift idea. This bean soup in a jar recipe is easy to put together and fun to give.


Place a circle of patterned fabric (9" diameter will do it) under the ring of the lid, or over top the lid secured by a rubber band. Put a ribbon and bow of raffia or fabric around the ring of the lid overtop the rubber band. A hot glue gun will be handy to add other decor.

bean soup mix

1 pound dried black beans
1 pound dried red beans
1 pound dried kidney beans
1 pound dried navy beans
1 pound dried great northern beans
1 pound dried baby lima beans
1 pound dried large lima beans
1 pound dried pinto beans
1 pound dried green split peas
1 pound dried yellow split peas
1 pound dried black-eyed peas
1 pound dried green lentils
1 pound dried brown lentils

Mix the beans together or layer them - use 2 cups of bean mix per jar to a ( 16-oz.) jar. Give with the following recipe for the bean soup mix. You can also mix the dry ingredients from the recipe into a little bag and give along with the jar.

Attach these bean soup recipe instructions to the jar:

Bean Soup Recipe

beans from jar
1 smoked ham hock
2 cans ( 14.5 oz each ) stewed tomatoes
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 bay leaf
6 cups water
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin seed

Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hoc, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf and 6 cups of water.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Makes 11 cups of bean soup recipe.

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