Make Your Own Onion Soup Mix
by Cyndi Roberts
I have been making this handy, inexpensive mix for
years, instead of buying the "brand name" soup mix
at the supermarket.
For the biggest savings, I buy the spices at the
local Dollar Store--much cheaper than the
Beefy-Minced Onion Soup Mix
cups dried minced onion
2/3 cup beef bouillion granules
2/3 cup onion powder--not onion salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Mix all these ingredients together and store in an
airtight container. This recipes makes about
3 cups mix. I use 4 or 5 tablespoons when a
recipe calls for one envelope mix.
I use this soup mix in lots of recipes. I've
included some of my family's favorites.
Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
Brown 1 pound ground beef. Add 5 tablespoons Beefy
Minced Onion Soup Mix, 1 small can evaporated milk,
1 can cream of mushroom soup. Pour into oven-proof
dish and top with frozen tater tots and shredded
cheese to taste. Bake in 375 degree oven until
heated through and tater tots are done.
Seasoned Roasted Potatoes
2 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium
Toss potatoes with oil, in a large bowl. Then add
4 or 5 tablespoons of soup mix and stir to coat all
the potatoes. Pour into shallow baking dish.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 40 minutes, stirring
cut into chunks
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Chicken and Rice
Put 1 cup regular rice in roaster pan. Sprinkle with
5 tablespoons of onion soup mix. Cut up 1 stick oleo
and put on top. Pour 3 cups of water over all. Place
1 cut up fryer, or 6 - 8 drumsticks on top. Cover and
cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off oven and
leave pan in oven for 1 hour. Delicious and easy!
Of course, this mix works in any recipe that the store-
bought mix works in! And for lots less dough!
--Potatoes are not fattening, unless you exceed the
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