Bag O Beans Soup Mix

Makes 12 servings per mix.

Makes 4 soup mixes

11 cups assorted dry beans*
2 cups instant minced onions
1/3 cup dried basil
1/4 cup Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 bay leaves

Preparation: In each of four one-quart jars, layer the beans evenly. Divide seasoning mix into fourths; seal in plastic bags. Place one seasoning packet on top of beans in each jar. Store and use when ready. When cooking, non-starchy vegetables may be added. *Mix your own varieties or use: 6 cups dry small red beans, 1 1/3 cups dry white navy beans, 2 cups dry pink beans, 1 1/3 cups split peas and 1 cup lentils.