A homemade version of the onion soup mix in the packet without all the added junk. DIY to control the ingredients and save money.
I have used onion soup mix for eons but I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever actually used it to make soup. I’m always using it for so many other things.
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Since it’s meatloaf season, I thought I would share my homemade onion soup mix, the main ingredient in my meatloaf recipe (coming soon). I couldn’t make meatloaf without it. If I tried a different recipe, there would be a revolt.
Of course, you can use it for so much more.
I mix onion soup mix with some herbs and fresh cracked pepper to make onion roasted potatoes in the oven. They get all brown and crispy on the outside, and stay tender on the inside.
I sprinkle it over pot roast in the slow cooker and mix it into my stews.
And who hasn’t used it to make onion dip?
But lately I’ve been trying to cut out some of the processed shortcuts that I used to use. I used to make this mix all the time. Even though it’s cheap and easy, I got lazy and quit making it.
Then I read the ingredient list of the store bought brand and decided I didn’t want all those extra chemicals.
This homemade onion soup mix is a perfect substitute. It has all of the flavor of the store bought mix and I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
This recipe makes the equivalent of 1 packet. I mix 4 at a time and store it in 8 ounce mason jars. I do it assembly line style.
Store in the pantry for up to 6 months. I’ll use mine (and probably make more) long before that.
If you can’t find the Orrington Farms soup base at your local grocery store, you can get it here.