Beefy Mac Soup

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 242


1/2 cup green split peas
1/4 cup lentils
2 envelopes (1 ounce each) onion soup mix
3/4 cup macaroni, such as elbows or small shells

1 pound ground beef
7 cups water
(14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes

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1. Coat a medium-sized pot or Dutch oven with cooking spray, and preheat over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and cook, stirring constantly for 4 minutes, or until no pink remains. Remove any excess fat, and set aside.

2. Add the water, tomatoes, and all of the jar ingredients except the macaroni to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 50 minutes while stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in the macaroni. Continue to simmer another 10 minutes, or until the macaroni is cooked. Serve hot.

4. Refrigerate any leftover soup in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

1. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-pint wide-mouth canning jar.

2. Place the macaroni in a plastic sandwich bag.

2. Layer the ingredients in the jar as shown below, pressing each layer firmly with a flat-bottomed object, such as a tart tamper or the bottom of a narrow glass, after each addition. Make the layers as level as possible.

TOP of the jar
3/4 cup macaroni, such as elbows or small shells
1/2 cup green split peas
1/4 cup lentils
Contents of 2 envelopes (1 ounce each) onion soup mix
BOTTOM of the jar

*For quart jar, double the ingredient amounts.

3. Secure the lid, and decorate as desired (see The Basics: 06-Creating the Jars DECORATING THE JAR). Attach the instructions for making the soup found in the Gift Jar Tags chapter.

From "The Mason Jar Soup to Nuts Cookbook." Copyright 2004 by Lonnette Parks. Used with permission of the publisher, Square One Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 242
Calories from Fat: 33

This Beefy Mac Soup recipe is from the The Mason Jar Soup to Nuts Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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