A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for slow cooker pot roast. Outside of the beef, the main ingredient is onion soup mix.
I used to buy the onion soup mix you can get at the grocery store – you know which one I’m talking about. The square packet in the soup aisle. And then I looked at the ingredient list and kind of freaked out a little bit.
I need to stop looking at ingredient lists or I’m never going to be able to go into a grocery store again.
Chemical after chemical, or at least a bunch of scientific names I couldn’t possibly know the meaning of. Not really my cup of tea right now. Or in this case, my cup of soup.
So I got to researching and reading. And re-reading the back of that onion soup mix. Because there are a few basic ingredients in onion soup mix and they are onion flakes and onion powder. Makes sense…
I didn’t want to use any beef bouillon, which you will see in several other homemade onion soup mix recipes. A few reasons behind that – mainly, I don’t think of beef when I think of onion soup but also, vegetarians/vegans can use this mix too when it is excluded. This is also gluten-free (unlike the store-bought stuff.)
I came up with this recipe instead. Its perfectly onion-y pungent, and is really good with my pot roast. Store your soup mix in a seal-able container for up to 2 months. Make sure you give it a good shake before you measure because the smaller spice parts sink to the bottom. If you are using this recipe to replace a store-bought package, you will need 5 tablespoons of it.
- 1/2 cup dry onion flakes
- 3 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Store in an airtight container.
Once you have mixed up your soup mix, you can use it to make soup, slow cooker pot roast or onion dip. I would love to hear the other uses for this homemade mix – what have you made with onion soup mix?