Tasty Vegetarian Five Bean Soup
Chock full of savory goodness, this soup will warm the cockles of your heart on a cold winter’s evening. Onions, celery, garlic, parsley and thyme provide tons of flavor in each spoonful. Give yourself 2 1/2 to 3 hours to prep and cook. Each jar will make about 2-1/2 quarts of soup.
Servings Prep Time
2-1/2quarts 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2-1/2 to 3 hours 1hour to soak the beans
Servings Prep Time
2-1/2quarts 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2-1/2 to 3 hours 1hour to soak the beans
Ingredients
Gift Jars
Vegetable Bouillon Granules
Instructions
Gift jars
  1. In each quart jar, layer 2/3 cup of each of the five beans. I started with the baby limas, green peas, red kidney beans, navy beans, then the black turtle beans.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the herbs and spices EXCEPT the bay leaves and the vegetable bouillon granules.
  3. Spoon 3 Tbsp of the herb mixture into each of 4 small zip bags and top with 2 bay leaves per bag. Alternately, cut small squares of wax paper and spoon the herbs onto the squares. Fold and tape closed. Place bags on top of the beans.
  4. In 4 tiny zip bags, spoon 2 tsp of the vegetable bouillon granules. Close and snug the bags on top of the beans.
  5. Place a written recipe on top of a jar lid. Cover with a piece of muslin. Screw on the jar lid, then decorate as you desire.
Vegetarian Five Bean Soup
  1. Rinse all the beans and drain well. Place beans in a large soup kettle and cover with 1 inch of water. The beans should be one inch under water.
  2. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for one hour.
  3. Drain and rinse the beans again, then return to the kettle.
  4. Stir in the can of tomatoes, six cups water, the herb packet and the vegetable bouillon granules.
  5. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until beans are tender.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and serve hot.
  7. Perfect served with a nice piece of freshly baked corn bread!
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon
  1. Add all the ingredients to a small food processor or electric coffee grinder and process until it is a powder like consistency.

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