K_Roni's Dry Soup Mixes

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
K_Roni's Dry Soup Mixes
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 2:23pm

I was going through some old posts and found a great one where Karen shared some of her dry soup mixes. These sound like great teacher gifts to me!

Beef Barley Soup Mix in a Jar

1 (1 pint) jar
3/4 cup medium pearl barley, separated
1/2 cup dried lentils
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup dried minced onions
1/4 cup instant beef bouillon
2 tablespoons dried celery flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic

Layer soup kit ingredients in jar in order listed, using half of barley first and then remaining barley at the top. Close jar securely with lid. Attach cooking instructions.

Beef Barley Soup Recipe

1 (2 pound) boneless beef chuck, cut in 1/2-
to 3/4-inch pieces or 2 pound lean hamburger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Contents of gift jar
10 cups water

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat and brown the meat. Pour off drippings. Add the contents of soup kit jar and water to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork tender.

Discard bay leaves.

Yields 8 servings.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Place following ingredients into an airtight jar:

1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
1 1/2 tablespoons chicken-flavored bouillon
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme
1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf

Attach this recipe to the jar:

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Entire contents of soup mix from the jar
8 cups water
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup minced onion
3 cups cooked diced chicken

Empty the soup mix from the jar and the water into a large stockpot. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2003
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 12:06pm

What a great idea -- these look yummy. Karen -- what size of a jar do you use for these?

Caryn D. Stein
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 7:54pm
A pint jar is great; and making the tags for the recipe and decorating the jars can become a family night activity!