Texas 2-Step Soup Mix in a Jar

I just spent the last four days in sunny California. My girlfriend from the University of Illinois is finishing her PhD at Berkley. So, another gal pal of mine and our husbands headed for San Francisco and wine country for a long weekend. I wanted to cry when I realized the long weekend was over. I will be giving you all the ins and outs of the trip when I have the energy to download the 500+ pictures.

While I was away, some of my gal pals got together for a Freeze-O-Rama day headed up by Cris from Goodeness Gracious. Lucky for me, my friend Megan over at Gal in the Middle put together my meals for me and delivered meals to my freezer. She pretty much rocks and has a great bottle of wine being delivered from Napa Valley with her name on it.

So, since Megan was “pinch-cooking” I tried to make it simple. I sent her the ingredients for Texas 2-Step Soup Mix in a jar with a complimentary pound of homegrown hamburger.

Megan recruited her baby sis, Frugalista, to help her put the jars together.

Filling jars for the Texas 2 step soup mix.
Check out how beautiful they look. They look remarkably more beautiful than the jars and lids I left with her.

Texas 2 step jar mix soup is a super easy food mix to give as gifts are store for quick weeknight meals.

Looking for a jar mix recipe that isn't cookies? This Texas 2 step soup is the perfect jar mix recipe for food gifts or stocking up on quick weeknight meals.

Here is the yummy recipe!

Texas 2-Step Soup Mix in a Jar

Looking for a jar mix recipe that isn't cookies? This Texas 2 step soup is the perfect jar mix recipe for food gifts or stocking up on quick weeknight meals.
For Each Jar
  • 1 -1.61 oz Brown gravy mix package
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10-12 tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 - 1.25 cups of pasta such a macaroni or shells
For Soup
  • 1 Pound ground beef or pork
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1 15 oz. can of corn with red and green peppers
  • 1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
For Jar
  1. Fill wide mouth pint jar with first with brown gravy mix.
  2. Combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, onion, and garlic salt in a bowl and add to jar.
  3. Add tortilla chips followed by the dry pasta.
  4. Seal with the lid and ring.
For Soup
  1. Brown beef in medium pot or dutch oven till juices run clear.
  2. Add water and contents of jar to the beef in the pan used to brown the meat. Heat till boiling.
  3. Add corn and tomatoes to soup.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream.
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  1. Miz Helen says

    I love your Texas Two Step Soup. What a great idea for gifts for this time of the year. Thank you for sharing your soup and hosting the party!
    Miz Helen

  2. Sara (from Saving for Someday) says

    Stopping by from Robin's Mingle Monday and what a treat! Great idea for gifts for teachers and other helpful people. So practical too!

  3. Lyndsay says

    I'm brand new to your blog – have come by way of Tasty Tuesdays and would love to participate in your blog hop next Monday!

    I appreciate this idea so much! This is a beautiful gift over the holidays that I am going to make.

  4. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Love this idea for Christmas gifts and I know it will make a very tasty meal! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to TMTT.

  5. Chef E says

    I love this idea and glad I found it before Christmas! Got any ideas for a group of 50 year olds for their birthday next summer, and I am one of them LOL

  6. Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs says

    Can't wait to hear all about your trip and try your soup. We sure did miss you on Saturday.


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