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Looking for a thoughtful food gift alternative that doesn't require hours in the kitchen? This pretty 15 Bean Soup Jar is not only inexpensive to make, it literally comes together in minutes for a delicious homemade gift that is sure to be appreciated.

The holiday season is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you’ve got a long list of people you’d like to remember this year! I’m a firm believer that it is the thought that counts, and I also love the idea of giving something homemade and edible instead of just more STUFF! (Because let’s face it–the last thing most of us need is more stuff!

But what happens when you don’t have enough time to bake (or when baking isn’t really your thing?)  Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of food gift alternative that doesn’t require hours in the kitchen?

Enter the 15 Bean Soup Jar.

It’s cute, it’s useful, it’s inexpensive to make, and it literally comes together in minutes. Seriously–what more do you need? And while the bean jar on it’s own makes a great gift, you could also present it in a cute basket with the additional ingredients–smoked sausage, an onion, garlic, & can of tomatoes for a complete meal on the go. Oh, and there is also a vegetarian version of the 15 Bean Soup available as well, just in case your giftee doesn’t eat meat!

Supplies and ingredients needed for this 15 bean soup jar gift idea - a perfect holiday gift!

Here is what you need:

HamBeens 15 Bean Soup® mix
large mason jar
wide mouth canning jar lid & ring
pretty scrapbook paper or fabric
ribbon

Step one is to trace the lid of the mason jar on the gift paper you'll be using to label the jar.

Step 1: Trace the canning lid on the back of your scrapbook paper, then cut out circle.

Fill the mason jar with the 15 bean soup mix, which you can buy already premixed at the grocery store.

Step 2: Fill jar with beans.

Add seasoning packet at the top of the jar before sealing.

Step 3: Place seasoning packet on top of beans.

Seal the mason jar after inserting the circle of decorative paper on the top of the lid.

Step 4: Place canning lid on top of jar, then cover with scrapbook paper circle and secure with canning ring.

Include a recipe card and a ribbon on the jar of soup mix to make it the perfect, easy holiday gift.

Step 5: Secure tag  with cooking instructions to jar with a pretty ribbon.

Prepare the soup with the easy recipe for a delicious and hearty dinner.

Step 6: To prepare soup, simply simply add rinsed beans to crockpot with 1 chopped onion, 8 cups of water or stock, 1 clove garlic, & 1 pound chopped smoked sausage or cooked ham. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 7-8 hours until beans are tender. Stir in 1 15oz. can diced tomatoes & heat 30 minutes more. Serve with crusty bread. For a vegetarian version, omit the meat & add 1/2 cup each of chopped carrots & celery instead.

This easy 15 bean soup jar makes the perfect holiday gift!

 

15 Bean Soup Gift Jar

This simple and practical gift is perfect for teachers, neighbors and friends!
Course Soup
Keyword 15 Bean Soup Gift Jar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • HamBeens 15 Bean Soup® mix
  • large mason jar
  • wide mouth canning jar lid & ring
  • pretty scrapbook paper or fabric
  • printable tag
  • ribbon

Instructions

  1. Trace the canning lid on the back of your scrapbook paper, then cut out circle.
  2. Fill jar with beans.
  3. Place seasoning packet on top of beans.
  4. Place canning lid on top of jar, then cover with scrapbook paper circle and secure with canning ring.
  5. Secure tag with cooking instructions to jar with a pretty ribbon.
  6. To prepare soup, simply simply add rinsed beans to crockpot with 1 chopped onion, 8 cups of water or stock, 1 clove garlic, & 1 pound chopped smoked sausage or cooked ham. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 7-8 hours until beans are tender. Stir in 1 15oz. can diced tomatoes & heat 30 minutes more. Serve with crusty bread.  For a vegetarian version, omit the meat & add 1/2 cup each of chopped carrots & celery instead.

 

Looking for a thoughtful food gift alternative that doesn't require hours in the kitchen?  This pretty 15 Bean Soup Jar is not only inexpensive to make, it literally comes together in minutes for a delicious homemade gift that is sure to be appreciated.

 

Ruth Soukup

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