Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix
|July 2, 2015||Filled under Appetizers, Frugal Tips and Tricks, Healthy, Main Dishes|
I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen. Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! There has to be a healthier, easier, more dependable way to season our food.
I had just finished a Homemade Taco Seasoning and did a quick search on the internet for an onion soup mix I could make at home. I was overwhelmed by the number of options that were presented and set about making a blend of several. Basically using the ingredients that were common among all of them.
This recipe will work well if you’re trying to lower the salt in your diet (i.e. sodium-free bouillon) and the ingredients are easily adjusted to suit your tastes and dietary needs.
Onion Soup Mix
4 tablespoon dried, minced onion
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules (I had cubes and simply crushed them for this)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
(Optional – I found many recipes that also included spices like turmeric, sugar, thyme, dry mustard, etc. and most called for 1 teaspoon.)
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. I tripled this recipe and stored it in a pint-sized jar. (You might have noticed my affinity for jars by now…) You could portion this into snack-sized zip-top bags, or even in your own packets made from aluminum foil – fold it right up inside.
Use about 4 Tablespoons of the Onion Soup Mix in a recipe in place of 1 envelope of onion soup mix. In many cases, you can use less. Be sure to give dips time to sit (overnight is best) to develop the flavors before serving.
My next batch will be with chicken bouillon cubes – it’s what I have on hand and I bet it will be delicious!
What’s your favorite Onion Soup Mix recipe?