Combine all ingredients in a large airtight container. Stir to evenly distribute ingredients. Label as Hearty Soup Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months. Shake well before using.
Makes about 12 1/2 cups of mix. Hearty Soup Stock: Put 6 cups of water and 1 1/3 cups of mix in a large kettle or Dutch oven. Add 1 1/2 T salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add 2 carrots, sliced, 1 or 2 stalks celery, chopped, 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded, 2 (15 oz) cans of tomato sauce, 1 (24 oz) can vegetable juice cocktail, and if desired 1 lb lean cooked ground beef or leftover cooked beef. Simmer 20 more minutes, until vegetables are cooked.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.