Bean Soup in a Bottle Gift

    Bean Soup in a Bottle Gift


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    A variety of dried beans and lentils in a jar with a recipe attached - makes a great present. Or for pre-prepared mixes in your cupboard.

    Serves: 12 

    • 500g dried borlotti beans
    • 500g dried cannellini beans
    • 500g green split peas
    • 500g yellow split peas
    • 500g dried black-eyed beans
    • 500g dried lentils
    • 500g dried butter beans
    • 500g dried soybeans
    • 500g pearl barley
    • 500g dried kidney beans
    • 2 litres water
    • 1 ham bone
    • 1¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 can (440g) chopped tomatoes
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:9hours40min 

    1. In a very large container, combine all ingredients; mix well. Divide evenly into as many bottles as you need - depending on size.
    2. Attach a card to each jar with the following recipe:

      ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 2 litres water; 1 ham bone; 1¼ teaspoon salt; ¼ teaspoon pepper; 1 teaspoon chilli powder; 1 (440g) tin chopped tomatoes; 1 large onion, chopped; 1 clove garlic, minced.

      TO PREPARE: Soak bean mix in water to cover, 8 hours or overnight. In a large soup pot, bring 2 litres water and ham bone to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove ham hock. Stir in soaked beans, salt, pepper, tomatoes, chilli powder, onion and garlic. Bring to the boil again, skimming foam off the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour, until beans are tender.

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    Something else. Good basic recipe. I boiled the beans in 2 litres of chicken stock for just under an hour. Then I added the tomatoes, onion, garlic, 6 chicken sausages (didn't have/want a ham), cumin, dried chilli flakes and steak seasoning and simmered for 30 minutes. Definitely something to consider for holiday giving. But I will add extra seasoning to the gift package (separated from the beans of course since you have to soak them). - 29 Sep 2008

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