Lipton's onion soup mix has almost too many uses to count. I used to buy it three boxes at a time. I used it for making soup, onion dip, meatloaf, roast, casseroles, chicken and rice, potatoes, oven fried chicken, frittatas, vegetable fries, and onion spread, just to name a few.
One of the bad thing about this wonder mix is that buying a lot of a name brand packaged item is not exactly cheap. Another bad thing is that you are not exactly sure about what all is in it. Lipton's has many recognizable ingredients like soy sauce and corn syrup, but they also have a few that are mystery items like: maltodextrin, disodium guanylate, and disodium inosinate. Huh? I prefer not to eat this kind of stuff if I can avoid it. Luckily, it can be easily avoided by making your own onion soup mix. Then you know exactly what you are eating and feeding your family. It's easy!
1 and 1/2 cup dried minced onion
2/3 cup beef bouillon granules
8 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed celery seed
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Combine all ingredients and seal in Ziploc bag or mason jar
Lasts indefinitely as long as you keep it dry
Approximate 5 tablespoons of mix = (1) envelope (1 1/4 oz)
How to Dry Onions in the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 140 degrees F
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Peel the onions and slice as thin as possible
- Spread the onions out in a single layer
- Leave the oven door cracked a inch or two for air circulation
- It will take from 6 to 10 hours depending on how thin they are cut
- When they are completely crispy, remove from oven and let cool
- Crumble and place into a Ziploc bag or mason jar.
- As long as they are thoroughly dry, no refrigeration is necessary
Have a great rest of the week!
great for making beef or venison jerky!
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