So today as I was attempting to whip up my “famous” slow cooker beef stroganoff in 4 hours instead of 6-8, I realized that I had no onion soup mix. I had pinned some “recipes” for making it at home and likely had not bought some more because I wanted to make myself make it. Or something.
Either way, I needed some quickly and I had none. Fortunately my pins came in handy, and double fortunately I had all the ingredients I needed on hand.
There are 2 versions. I made the first one that has beef bouillon in it. For some reason it just seemed more like the store bought variety that I’m used to. However, I’m including the second version as well because it has no MSG in it. I buy bouillon that says no added MSG, but it does contain “naturally occurring glutamates” whatever that means. So if you’re sensitive to it, or just trying to cut back on that kinda stuff you might try the second version. I’m going to try it the next time because it actually uses tumeric which is a spice that I bought when my Hurb had read that it helps prevent cancer. BUT I don’t know how to use it so it has sat untouched in our spice cabinet for… well, awhile.
Anyway, here’s the first one, and it was easy-peasy to throw together, and worked like a charm for my recipe. I found it at this site.
4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
8 teaspoons dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
Just mix the stuff together and voila! I don’t know what “seasoned pepper” is so I used black pepper. Seemed to work out fine. If I turn into a starfish or something I’ll be sure to let you know to seek out the other stuff. 😉
Here’s the second version, found HERE.
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
I’m interested to see how this one compares taste/smell wise to the other. I’ll letcha know once I’ve had a chance to test it out again. Hmmm…. now what recipe should I use that needs some onion soup???
By the way, does anyone actually use those mixes for soup?? Just wondering.