December 06, 2006

Texas two-Step Soup in

a Jar

2 Pkgs. country Brown Gravy Mix
1/4 Cup Chili Powder
1 Tbs. + 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tsp. Dried Minced Onion
1 Tsp. Garlic Salt
22-24 Tortilla Chips (coarsely crushed)
2-1/3 Cups small to medium size pasta (wheels, shells, etc.)
Layer ingredients in order given into a wide-mouth quart mason jar. Pack each layer in place before adding the next ingredient. Attach a gift tag to the outside with cooking directions.

Brown 1 Lb. ground beef in a large soup pot. Add 14 cups water and soup mix. Heat to Boiling. Stir in 1 Can whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, and 2 16 oz. cans chopped tomatoes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 mins. Serve with extra tortilla chips and shredded Monterrey Jack cheese.