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Friendship Soup Mix

 Friendship Soup Mix
"I layer this pretty, delicious soup mix in glass jars to give as gifts," relates Wendy Taylor of Mason City, Iowa.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried green split peas
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta or other small pasta
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef (90% lean)
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  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions

  • In a 1-1/2-pint jar, layer the first seven ingredients in the order
  • listed. Wrap pasta in a small sheet of plastic wrap; add to jar.
  • Seal tightly. Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.
  • To prepare soup: Remove pasta from jar and set aside. In a Dutch oven
  • over medium heat, cook the beef until no longer pink; drain. Add the
  • water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the reserved pasta; cover and
  • simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta, peas, barley and
  • lentils are tender. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts) per batch.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium bouillon) equals 165 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat.