Winter Lentil Soup in a Jar

    Winter Lentil Soup in a Jar


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    About this recipe: This is the perfect food gift for any foodie. Peas, lentils, stock granules, seasonings, rice and pasta are layered in a jar, with a tag attached for instructions of how to make the soup.

    Makes: 1 jar, enough to feed 16

    • 100g dry split peas
    • 40g beef stock granules
    • 50g pearl barley
    • 100g dry lentils
    • 4 tablespoons dried onion flakes
    • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
    • 90g uncooked long-grain white rice
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 75g uncooked alphabet pasta or any other pasta you prefer

    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a 750ml or similar sized jar, layer the split peas, stock granules, pearl barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian herb seasoning, rice and bay leaves. Wrap the pasta in cling film and place in the jar. Seal tightly.
    2. Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions: Winter Lentil Soup ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 450g minced beef, black pepper to taste, garlic granules to taste, 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes, undrained, 175g tomato puree and 3 litres water. TO PREPARE SOUP: Remove pasta from top of jar and set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef with pepper and garlic; drain off excess fat. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, water and soup mix. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until the pasta, peas, lentils and barley are tender.

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