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Friendship Soup

Friendship Soup

Soup Mix:

  • ½ cup dry split peas
  • ¼ cup beef bouillon granules
  • ¼ cup red rice (or barley, if not GF)
  • ¼ cup lentils
  • ¼ cup red lentils
  • ¼ cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup white rice (long grain, recommended)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup rice pasta (or non-GF pasta, if not GF)

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (or meat of choice)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 3 quarts water
  • Pepper
  • Garlic (fresh or powder)


To prepare soup:

  1. Set pasta aside.
  2. In large pot, brown beef with pepper and garlic (to taste).
  3. Drain excess fat. Add water and soup mix. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomatoes , tomato sauce and pasta. Cover and simmer  15-20 minutes.

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Christopher Hudgens

Christopher is an artist, designer, director, photographer & proponent of creative people. Currently working as the Operations Manager for (based out of Chicago), Director of Marketing for multiple companies based out of St. Louis & Los Angeles area and currently an advocate for all things art & technology.

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