14 Meals In A Jar

Thanks to THRIVE Shelf-Reliance for the recipes!    FD stands for Freeze-Dried.  TVP stands for Textured-Vegetable-Protein (meat sub)


#1-  ABC’s Sloppy Joe’s Jar Meal
1 cup Thrive FD Hamburger
1/2 cup Thrive FD Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Thrive FD Bell peppers
1/2 cup Abc pasta
1/4 cup Thrive Celery
1/4 Cup Thrive  Corn
1/4 cup Thrive Tomato power
4 Tablespoons Sloppy Joe Seasoning mix
Layer Ingredients in a one quart caning jar add oxygen absorber and label.
#2- Sloppy Joe Seasoning mix
1 cup Dried Minced Onion
3 Tablespoons Green Pepper Flakes
4 teaspoons dried minced Garlic
2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
2 teaspoons Celery Seeds
2 teaspoons chill powder
mix well together and store in a air tight container.
To cook the Jar meal
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil turn off heat let sit for 10 to 15 mins to rehydrate turn heat back on and let Simmer for 20 to 25 mins.
#3- Onion Roll Mix
1/4 Cup dehydrated onions flakes
3 1/3 cup bread flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dyed parsley
 1 envelope yeast
place the onion flakes in a small Zip lock baggie and set aside.
Combine ingredients except for the yeast, in a one quart jar. add the baggie of onions and the yeast to the top of the mix and close the jar.  Vacuum seal and store the mix in a cool, dry place.
To Make
follow your bread machines instructions… add the Jar Mix, yeast and onions to 1 and 1/8 Cups of Water (105 to 110 degrees F) along with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil… I put my machine on the dough cycle and when it is done I cut and shape them into rolls I get about 12 rolls out of this jar mix.
I let the rolls rise again and then brush the tops with butter and bake at 350 for about 20 t0 25 mins.  Until golden brown…
If you do not have a bread machine use traditional instructions.
#4- Chili Jar Meal
1 cup Thrive Instant Red Beans
1/2 cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Cooked Ground Beef
1/2  cup Thrive  Mixed Bell Peppers
1/2 cup Thrive Diced Freezed Dried Tomato Dices
1/4 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Thrive Chopped Onions
1/4 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Celerly
1 Tablespoon Beef Bulloin
1 Tablespoon Chili Seasoing Mix
In a one Quart Mason Jar add
1 cup red beans and the 1/2 cup tomato powder
shake the tomato powder down into the red beans.
In a med sized bowl add…
all other ingredients mix well…Add to quart jar put in your oxygen absorber and lable and date.
To Make
Put 8 cups of water in a pot and bring to a  boil add the Chili Jar meal and simmer for 25-30
Chili Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix well together and store in a air tight container
#5- Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry Jar Meal
1 cup of Thrive FD Chicken
1/3 cup Chicken stir-fry sauce mix
1 cup Thrive FD Dried Broccoli
1/4 cup Dehydrated Thrive Carrots
2 tablespoon Thrive Chopped Onions
1/2 Cup Thrive FD Green Peppers
1 Cup Thrive Instant Rice
Layer ingredients in a one quart jar in the order listed…Add oxygen absorber or vacuum seal the jar.
To Make
Add 4 cups of water to a skillet and bring to a boil. Add Jar meal and mix well turn off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes.  After your rest period simmer for 20 to 25 minutes covered.
I like to add more sauce so I then take 1/3 cup of the chicken stir-fry sauce mix and add that to 1 1/4 cup water and mix and simmer until it thickens…stir into the jar meal when it is finished cooking.
Chicken Stir-Fry Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup chicken bouillon
3 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons dried minced Onion
2 teaspoons dried Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4  teaspoon Crushed Dried Red Pepper flakes
To make the Sauce
1/3 cup stir-fry seasoning mix
1 1/4 cup water
In a sauce pan add water and sauce mix stir over low heat until sauce thickens.
#6- Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
1 cup of freeze dried Chicken
1 cup of freeze dried Broccoli
1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/4 cup Parmesan dry cheese
1/4 Ramano dry cheese
3 Tablespoons Dry Sour Cream Powder
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 1/2 cups Broken up Fettuccine Noodles
In a one Quart Jar layer Chicken,Broccoli add basic sauce mix and shake it down do the same with the cheeses,sour cream powder and pepper. Shake it down into the jar so there are room for the noodles. Add Noodles. With a paper towel or a dry dish towel wipe off the rim of the jar and add a oxygen absorber. place lid on jar and store in a cool dry place.
To Make your jar meal…In a skillet add four cups of hot water add your jar meal and stir together well let set for 10 minutes. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low cover and let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until noodles are tender.
Alfredo Sauce Mix
1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix (recipe for that is below)
1/4 cup Parmesan dry Cheese
1/4 cup Ramano dry Cheese
3 Tablespoons Dry Sour Cream Powder
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
#7- Scalloped Potatoes Jar Meal
3 cups dehydrated Potatoes
1/4 Cup of dehydrated bell peppers
6 Tbsp Basic Sauce Mix
1/3 cup Nonfat Dry Milk
3 Tablespoons Dry butter powder
2 Tablespoons Dehydrated Onions
Place these ingredients into a one quart jar, add Oxygen absorber
 Place lid on jar and store in a cool dry place until ready to use.
To Make
  Remove Oxygen absorber and  Pour the Scalloped potatoes Jar meal into a medium size ungreased casserole add 2 3/4 cups of boiling water, Mix well Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes
or until tender.
#8- Mac & Cheese Jar Meal

1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/2 Cup Thrive Cheese Blend Powder
2 Tablespoons Thrive Dehydrated Butter Powder
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
2 1/4 cup of elbow macaroni Or small pasta shells
1 1/4 Cup of Water
In a 1 quart mason jar add 2 1/4 cups pasta, set aside.
In a mixing bowl mix together well the basic sauce mix,cheese blend powder,dehydrated butter and the pepper. Place mixture in a baggie and add to the top of the 1 quart mason jar add your oxygen absorber and vacuum seal the jar and label.
To make the meal cook remove the baggie and oxygen absorber, toss the oxygen absorber in the trash.
Boil the pasta until tender and drain. In a small sauce pan add 1 1/4 cups water and bring to a boil add the sauce mix and whisk over med heat until thickened pour over pasta.
#9- Basic Sauce Mix
2 Cups Powder Non-Fat Dry Milk
3/4 cups Corn Starch
1/4 Cup Chicken Bullion Powder
2 Tablespoons Dry Onion Flakes
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
Mix well together in a medium sized bowl.
Store in a mason jar and label.   Add water and favorite meat.
#10- Minestrone Meal Jar
In A Quart Jar Layer
1 Cup Orzo (or tiny pasta)
1/3 Cup Instant FD Red or Black Beans
1/3 Cup FD Green Beans
2/3 Cup FD Ground Beef
¼ Cup FD Spinach
1/8 Cup Thrive Mixed Red/Green Peppers
2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
1 Tsp Garlic powder
¼ Cup FD Celery
1/8 Cup FD Sweet Onion
¼ Cup FD Sweet Corn
Directions For Making
Bring to simmer in a 2+ quart pot :
4 Cups of chicken (or vegetable) broth
A splash of Olive Oil.
One (160z) Can diced tomatoes
Optional Ingredients
Add 8 Leaves Fresh cut Basil
Add all ingredients from Jar. Stir Often. As soup thickens, stir in additional chicken (or vegetable) broth until desired thickness. Cover between stirrings. Once orzo or pasta is tender, soup is ready to serve.
#11- Instant Cheese Soup
2 Cups Instant Coffee Creamer
1/2 Cup Ham TVP
1/2 Cup Thrive Cheese Blend
1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
1 Tablespoon Chicken Bullion Granules
1 Tablespoon Thrive Dehydrated Onions
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
2 Cups (approximately) Of  Instant Potato Flakes
Layer ingredients in the order given in a one quart glass jar.  Use a spoon to pack each layer in place before adding the next ingredient.  Pack instant potato flakes tightly, right to the top of the jar.
To Make: Empty Cheese Soup mix into a soup tureen or serving bowl. Stir in 5 cups of boiling water.  Allow to stand for five minutes and stir well.
Add 1 cup of re-hydrated broccoli or Cauliflower if you would like.
#12- Chocolate Cherry Pancakes Mix in a Jar recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cherries
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in mixing bowl. Transfer flour mixture to 1-quart wide-mouth jar. Add cherries, then chocolate. Seal Jar. Decorate jar and attach gift tag with the following instructions:
Makes 20 to 24 pancakes.

2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
Contents of Chocolate Cherry Pancakes Mix jar
1 1/2 to 2 cups milk

Combine eggs and melted butter in large bowl. Add contents of jar. Stir until well blended. Add 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Add additional milk if thinner pancakes are desired.

Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet until a drop of water dropped on surface sizzles.pour batter onto hot griddle 1/4 cup at a time. Cook pancakes until golden on both sides.

#13- Cheesy Sloppy Joe Hot Dish
1 1/2 Cups Sloppy Joe TVP
2 Tablespoons Chopped Dehydrated Onions
1/2 Cup Freeze Dried Corn
1/2 Cup Thrive Cheese Blend
1/2 to 1 Cup Elbow Macaroni Noodles
4 Cups Water

Layer all ingredients in a wide mouth quart sized Jar.

To Store : Add oxygen absorber

Cooking Instructions: Put 4 cups of water in a pot or skillet and bring to a boil add contents of the jar meal stir well cover and simmer for about 20 to 25 Minutes until noodles are tender.

#14- Taco Beef & Cheese
In a one quart wide mouth Jar layer,
½ Cup Powder Cheese Blend
4 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
¼ Cup Dehydrated Onions
2 Tablespoon Powder Milk
Fill the rest of the Jar with Egg Noodles.
Layer all ingredients in a wide mouth quart sized Jar.
To store: Add oxygen absorber and or vacuum seal.
Cooking Instructions: Brown 1 pound of Ground Beef and
drain off fat…add 3 cups of water to the meat and bring
to a boil. Now add the Jar mix of the Beef Taco & Cheese.
and simmer for 20 Minutes until the noodles are cooked.

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