Here is an easy homemade spiced nuts recipe you can make in the crockpot! You can season it to your own taste and it makes a great gift in a jar anyone will love! And you’ll save over the cost of the gift packs of spiced nuts.
Homemade Spiced Nuts Recipe And Soup Mix
Thanks Lois! Tawra
Fun Gifts To Make ~ Easy On The Budget ~ Great To Receive!
By Lois Breneman, Heart to Heart Newsletter, [email protected]
Homemade Spiced Nuts Recipe
1 pound (4 cups) nuts in large pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine all the ingredients except the salt. Stir to mix well. Cook, uncovered, on the high heat setting about 2 hours or until the nuts are toasted. Stir in the salt. Let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Serve at room temperature. Makes 4 cups.
Note from Tawra: We have this recipe in Dining On A Dime. You can use any type of nuts that you like.
Five Bean Soup In A Jar
(Layer the dried beans in a jar and tie the recipe to the jar)
1/2 cup dried black beans
1/2 cup small red chili beans
1/3 cup dried Great Northern beans
1/3 cup dried cranberry beans
1/3 cup dried pinto beans
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes or canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil (1/4 cup dried)
1 tsp. salt
Soak beans overnight in large bowl, with water covering the beans by 3 inches. Drain, rinse and set aside beans. In a large Dutch oven or casserole, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes or until softened. Stir in carrots and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes and basil, and cook 3 minutes. Add 8 cups water and beans and bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming any foam that rises to surface. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir salt into soup and ladle into warmed soup bowls. Serves 6.
Friendship Soup Mix In A Jar
1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon – low sodium
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/4 cup dried minced onion
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice or macaroni
1 pound lean ground beef
3 quarts water
1 can diced tomatoes – (28 ounces) undrained
In a 1 -1/2-pint or 1 quart jar, layer the first seven ingredients in the order listed. Seal tightly. If ingredients do not come right up to the top of the jar, place a crumpled piece of plastic wrap on top of the last layer to keep layers from shifting. Yield: 1 batch. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
To give as a gift, decorate jar as desired and attach the following directions:
To prepare soup: In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef and drain. Add water, tomatoes and soup mix, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes. Stir and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until peas, lentils and barley are tender. 16 servings.
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