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Dry Bean ABC Soup Mix Recipe


Dry lentils, split peas, alphabet pasta, rice, and onion are combined into a dry bean soup mix to cook in 45 minutes. One cup of the soup mix is enough to make a batch of soup to serve 6. Place in a pretty jar to give as a kitchen gift or divide into portions to have handy for your own use.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups (1 pound) dry lentils
  • 2-1/2 cups (1 pound) dry split peas
  • 2-1/2 cups (12 ounces) alphabet pasta
  • 1-1/4 cups long-grain rice
  • 1-1/4 cups dried minced onion


Combine lentils, split peas, alphabet pasta, rice, and onion flakes. Instructions for soup preparation follow below.

Each cup of mix will make soup to serve 6.

Yield: about 10 cups of mix

To make soup:

Fabulous Soup Mix Soup
9 cups boiling water
7-8 teaspoons beef bouillon
1 cup dry legume ABC soup mix (above)

Add bouillon and soup mix to boiling water and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Deluxe Soup Variation:
Add only 4 to 5 teaspoons bouillon with soup mix. During the last 15 minutes of cooking time, add 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained and 1 (12-ounce) can beef chunks, undrained and broken up, to soup.

Recipe Source: Food Storage In A Nutshell, USU Extension
Reprinted with permission.

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