2 cups dried navy beans 1 can ham (5 ounces) ***Seasonings (Mix and place in a thin zipper sandwich bag)*** 1/2 packet (0.87 oz.) pork gravy mix 1/2 box (1.4 ounce size) Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix 1/4 cup imitation bacon bits 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Place ingredients in a pint jar in this order: Place seasoning packet in jar first. Gently flatten bag so it is visible from all sides of jar. Fill jar with beans.
Place lid on jar. Attach can of ham to top of jar. (Tape the can to the top of the jar using 2 lengths of clear tape. Cut a larger than normal circle of fabric so it will cover the can as well as the top part of the jar.
Attach recipe below to the jar:
Navy Bean and Ham Soup:
Rinse beans, Place beans in a large microsafe dish. Cover with water 1" -2" over top of beans. Cover dish loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high power 15 minutes. Rotate after 7 minutes. Drain and rinse beans. Place beans, ham, and seasonings from packet in medium pan. Add 6 cups water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 1&1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.