Mason Jar Journey: Soup and Salad Part 1

I have finally joined the cult of the Mason Jar Lunch People. Yes, it is true. I drove all the way to Michael’s to purchase 10 fancy mason jars ( and a bunch of beads to make jewelry  but that’s another topic). I was determined that day to create lunch for the week. Did I accomplish this goal? ABSOLUTELY! With a little help from the internet and a good friend Karla, I was able to make some really tasty meals!

Karla’s Fancy Bean Soup (Not the real name, but what I called it)

Here’s what you will need:

1 can each of:
black beans
pinto beans
chili beans
lima beans
black-eyed peas
diced tomatoes
Rotel (chilies and tomatoes mix)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup of water
1 package ranch dressing
1 package taco seasoning
rotisserie chicken (optional)
salt & pepper to taste


What you need to do:

Pretty much, just throw everything but the chicken in a slow cooker.  Do NOT drain the liquids from any of the cans, just dump it all in.  Cook for 8 hours.  If you are planning to add the chicken, do so around the 7th hour.


After I finished slow cooking the soup, I filled a few mason jars (I forgot to snap a pic) and stored the rest in the freezer for another week. If you decide to make this soup and you really want to get fancy… top it with some cheese and sour cream. YUM!!

Thanks Karla for the great recipe!


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