Hearty Bean Soup Mix Recipe

Hearty Bean Soup Mix Recipe

Perfect gift to give in winter - for a hearty bean soup!

What you need

Approx. 1/2 Quart size jar/ 500ml Wide mouthed Jar
Recipe ingredients as shown below
Card for making tags
Zip Lock Bags


Follow the instructions in the recipes in a jar project.

Ingredients for the jar:

1/4 cup dried garbanzo beans
1/4 cup dried navy beans — black beans or lima beans
1/4 cup dried red kidney beans — soy beans or pinto beans
1/4 cup dried whole or split peas
3 tablespoons minced dried onion
2 tablespoons whole wheat berries
2 tablespoons pearl barley
2 tablespoons dried celery flakes
2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dried basil — crushed
1 bay leaf

Attach to the jar:

To make Bean Soup:

Combine contents of package with 7 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.

Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. (Or soak bean mixture in the water overnight in a covered pan.)

Do not drain. Bring beans and liquid to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.

Stir in one cup diced ham or 1 pound Italian sausage which has been cooked, crumbled and drained. Remove bay leaf.

Season to taste with salt or seasoned salt.

Variation: Add one 16-oz. can tomatoes, cut up and undrained and one medium carrot, chopped.

Cover and simmer for 30 more minutes. Season to taste.

To give these soups as gifts, use canning jars for the mixes.

Cut a piece of fabric in a circle which is several inches larger than the jar lid and place the flat lid on the jar  (Pinking shears make a nice edge).

Secure the fabric to the lid with a rubber band or use the canning jar ring. Attach the directions to the jar with a ribbon or raffia.

These soups would be nice grouped in baskets with bread mixes for a gift of a complete meal.


  1. Great soup and easy to make, Very cheap to buy all the ingredients too!!
    A 16oz bag of beans will go through 12 jars, So for each kind of beans you use (4 kinds) just buy 16oz bags! 🙂

  2. Sounds great! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am so glad you posted this on your website. I love this bean soup & now can give it as a gift too. Yummy.

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