12 November 2018

Onion Soup Mix Recipe Without Bouillon

This easy onion soup mix recipe is made without bouillon.  It has turmeric in it for its health benefits.  It's also sugar free and can be made without extra salt.

It's freezing here, so we're eating heartier meals.  In the winter, I go through a lot of onion soup mix.  I use it for several recipes, so I use at least one packet a week.  To save money and so I know exactly what's in my food, I started making my own onion soup mix recipe without bouillon.  


I don't use bouillon in my onion soup mix because I usually use this homemade mix along with my brown gravy mix recipe, which already had beef bouillon in it. 

This dry mix recipe is so easy to make.  I almost always have the ingredients in my pantry, so I can make it any time I need it.  I usually double it so I end up with 2 cups of dry mix or about 8 servings.  

ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE WITHOUT BOUILLON


I live in Amish country, so there are Amish bulk food stores all over.  They have the best spices and herbs and a lot of cool ingredients that I can't find anywhere else.

As with any recipe, the better the ingredients, the better your end result will be.  I try to get all of my ingredients at the bulk store, but sometimes I run out and have to have it before I can get to the bulk store.  Hence the a few ingredients in this post aren't from the bulk store.

There is a difference in spice.  The spices I get from the bulk store are better quality than what I get at the store.  I've also had good luck with the spices and herbs at Aldi.  I don't think they are as fresh as the bulk spices and herbs, but they are decent quality.


TURMERIC 


I wanted to add turmeric to this recipe because it has so many health benefits, but I don't get enough of it in my diet.  

Turmeric has curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  It's been proven to be as powerful as a medication for inflammation.  

Turmeric is about 3 percent curcumin, so the amount of the herb in this recipe isn't very potent.  That said, I'd still rather boost my turmeric intake in recipes like this onion soup mix recipe.  

Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant.  Free radicals can cause signs of aging, but free radicals can help protect you from free radicals.  

Curcumin can help neutralize free radicals in your body.  It also boosts your body's antioxidant enzymes.  By working two ways, curcumin is one powerful antioxidant.

READ Turmeric Benefits for Hair and Skin



COCONUT SUGAR


Onion soup mix has sugar in it, so I add some coconut sugar to mine.  Coconut sugar is my sugar substitute of choice because it tastes the most like sugar.  It has a lower glycemic index than white sugar, although I wouldn't exactly call it a healthy food.

I usually use half the amount of coconut sugar.  

You could also use white sugar or omit it completely.

RECIPES WITH ONION SOUP MIX 


I have never used onion soup mix to actually make soup.  I always use it as an ingredient in other things.

I always use some in my meatloaf.  Everyone loves my meatloaf, and this is my secret ingredient.

I also sprinkle some onion soup mix on top of a pork roast and slow cook it all day in my Hamilton Beach slow cooker.  We have that for dinner, and the next day it gets turned into BBQ pulled pork.  Yum!

Side note:  I love my Hamilton Beach slow cooker!  I've had it about 10 years and am on my third crock.  I've been lucky enough to find extra crocks at thrift stores for $2 each.  It locks the lid down, so it gets hotter than other slow cookers.  I use it at least once a week and sometimes up to four times a week, so it's been used a lot over the years.  I have four slow cookers, but this is by far my favorite of the four.  

If I'm cooking a beef roast, I'll add some onion soup mix and some brown gravy.  Then I let it slow cook for several hours.  It's the best way to make a roast in my humble opinion.

Tonight, I'm making beef tips with this onion soup mix recipe and cream of something soup (my homemade version of course) in my Instant Pot.  It's one of my favorite Instant Pot meals.



For a quick side dish, cut up potatoes and coat with olive oil.  Toss them in onion soup mix and bake.

Try one of these recipes using onion soup mix from some of my favorite bloggers:


INGREDIENTS


  • 2/3 cup dried onion
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass container.  I use a pint mason jar with a plastic lid.

This will make about 1 cup of dry mix.


STEP #2


Use 1/4 cup of this mix in place of one packet of onion soup mix.


See how easy it is to make this onion soup mix recipe?  Now you know exactly what's in the food that you're eating.


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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.