Lentils and Pasta Soup Mix for Ground Beef

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Serves: 20,Yield: 4quarts
  • About This Recipe

    “Another dry soup mix to try!”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cupdry split peas
  • 1/3 cupbeef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cuppearl barley
  • 1/3 cupdry lentils
  • 1/4 cupdried onion flakes
  • 2teaspoonsitalian seasoning
  • 1/2 cupuncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup alphabet pasta or 1/2 cupother small macaroni noodles
  • Additional Ingredients

  • 1lbground beef
  • 3quartswater
  • 1 (28ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • Directions

  • In a 1 1/2 pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order listed.
  • Seal tightly.
  • To prepare soup, carefully remove macaroni from the top of the jar and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain.
  • Add the water tomatoes and soup mix.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add the reserved macaroni, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the macaroni, peas, lentils, and barley are tender.
  • Reviews

  • “I simply loved this recipe.It’s hearty and a meal in itself.I packaged all the dry ingredients and gave it as Christmas gifts.”

  • “I was very dissapointed with this recipe.I tried it for dinner this evening before making it up as gifts for friends.I simmered (and boiled in desperation) for 2 hours and still the soup was very thin and not what I was expecting.Quite a weak flavour too – sorry I wanted to give it more stars – I will try it again in case I made some huge error – in which case I’ll update this review!!!This is the first thing I have given a low star rating too – I guess thats what this site is all about – thanks for posting Aroostook – it sounded good!”

  • “This tastes fantastic and is SO easy!Makes tons–plenty left over for lunches, more meals, etc.We made it this year for gifts and got rave reviews, particularly since there’s not a huge list of additions for the recipient.We used pint jars and added the pasta separately on top for greater ease.Fantastic!!”

  • “This soup is fantastic.I added a bit less water because I like my soup less soupy, but I’ve already made this 2x and my kids even love it with the lentils and barley in it! A++++++++++”

  • “Nice gift idea!Very easy with lots of flavor.A hearty soup.I did add a can of chili beans, cause we love them in soup.”

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