This Texas 2-step soup mix in a jar recipe is easy to put together and will store for quick weeknight meals or be a perfect mason jar edible gift.
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 and her sister Barbara over who blog together over at These Old Cookbooks 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 and Barbara were "pinch-cooking" I tried to make it simple. I sent her the ingredients for Texas 2-Step Soup Mix in a 16-ounce mason jar with a complimentary pound of homegrown hamburger.
Check out how beautiful they look. They look remarkably more beautiful than the jars and lids I left with her.
Texas 2-Step Soup Mix in a Jar
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 pasta such a macaroni or shells
- 1 Pound ground beef or pork
- 7 cups water
- 1 15 oz. can of corn with red and green peppers
- 1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
- Fill wide mouth pint jar with first with brown gravy mix.
- Combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, onion, and garlic salt in a bowl and add to jar.
- Add tortilla chips followed by the dry pasta.
- Seal with the lid and ring.
- Brown beef in medium pot or dutch oven till juices run clear.
- Add water and contents of jar to the beef in the pan used to brown the meat. Heat till boiling.
- Add corn and tomatoes to soup.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream.
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What a great gift idea!
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!
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that loooks great. what a good time you gals must have had.
Sara (from Saving for Someday)
Stopping by from Robin's Mingle Monday and what a treat! Great idea for gifts for teachers and other helpful people. So practical too!
These turned out so pretty!
What a good looking, tasty gift.
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.
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.
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
Glad you had fun in California!
You missed a fun day Saturday!
Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs
Can't wait to hear all about your trip and try your soup. We sure did miss you on Saturday.
How big are the jars that you used? Thanks!
How long will this soup store for in the jar?
Stunning story there. Whhat happened after?
Is there somewhere we can download the recipe you have tied to the jars????
How long does this keep?
The Brown Gravy mix you are using in the picture looks the same size as mine but mine is .87 oz and your recipe calls for 1.61 oz. Did you use 2 packages per jar? Thanks
So if im reading this recipe correctly the crushed tortilla chips get added at the same tjme as all of the other jar ingredients?
How many servings will this make?
HOLY COW !!!! at 430 am today I'm back at just trying to print 12 of the recipe gift cards for Texas Two Step SOup..
DON"T want or need 18 pages of adds...... leaving half page blank......Want to print multiple cards to attach to what looks to be great Jar gift was going to send with a Friend back to others in Canada at they depart for the cold NORTH today.... the recipe card that you show attached to jars with recipe and that the recipe shows print card........is impossible to cut and print from the page ??? I've downloaded, but the way the card is set up I can not put 3 on a page to print......... what am I missing here or has everyone else made their own....... I just liked this because I am using a marron checked material for jars...
@Kathy Wheeler - I realize my reply is way too late to help you, but for others . . . It seems that to just print the card designed to attach to the jar of soup mix, move the cursor to the image of the printable card. Right click on the image and choose "Open link in new tab." You will then be able to see just the image in the new tab. Then, you can opt to save the image as a PNG document (a graphics file format.)
How long will these store and how many will it feed?
I made this today in the slow cooker, tried to go vegetarian, but the gravy mix has beef fat. At least I tried. I used two cans of black beans, the diced tomatoes, a hand full of frozen fire roasted corn, and cup of frozen multi color peppers plus all the ingredients listed. It smelled amazing!! After 8 hours I added a cup of pasta and put the slow cooker on high for 45 minutes. The flavor was good but very salty. Maybe next time only half the gravy powder and no additional salt. Any other ideas??
Do you think that you could make this with freeze-dried ground beef? I'm assuming that you could also freeze-dry the corn and diced tomatoes also. That way it would be shelf-stable and ready to make just by adding water. Kind of thinking of ways to use my new Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.
The jarred mix looks pretty and sounds tasty but it would be nice to see a picture of the finished soup. Visual appeal is also important.
Hi, what size mason jar should I use?
A Pint jar will work.