Arizona Bean Soup Mix in a Jar


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This is a creative bread and butter gift that looks beautiful in the jar. Try it at home or give it out to friends.

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Combine beans in a very large bowl. Pour two C. of bean mix into attractive 16 oz. jars. The beans can also be layered for a pretty effect. Put in a few beans at a time until you have filled the jar. Attach the following to each jar:

Arizona Bean Soup


Beans from jar

1 smoked ham hock

2 14 1/2 oz. cans stewed tomatoes

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 bay leaf

6 C. water

1/4 C. fresh cilantro leaves or parsley 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin seed


Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in a stockpot. Add ham hock, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf, 6 C. of water and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve warm.

Yield: 11 cups

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