One thing I absolutely refuse to do, even in a pinch, is buy pre-packaged soups and seasoning mixes. They always contain preservatives and other things that just don’t make sense to me, especially when I can combine a bunch of ingredients I already have in my cabinet to make my own – and generally it tastes better too.
Quite a few recipes I have discovered call for onion soup mix, and the other day I had found a pot roast recipe that called for it, and luckily they shared the same philosophy I do about clean eating. So they also had a recipe for the onion soup mix.
I had to tweak it based upon what I had on hand but it didn’t seem to affect the flavor at all.
- ⅓ cup mince, dehydrated onions
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1½ tsp dried parsley
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- ¼ tsp celery seed
- ½ tsp brown sugar (note: using sucanat would make this 100% clean eating)
- Please all the ingredients in a container with a lid (air tight preferred), shake until fully mixed.
- This recipe makes roughly 4-5 tbsp of onion soup mix. If you use it alot, double or triple the recipe and store with your regular spices so you always have some on hand.
In theory the recipe can be called “clean eating onion soup mix” because more than 80% of the ingredients I used were clean, but you can easily make it 100% clean by using sucanat. I did not have any on hand, only organic brown sugar. I do wonder if you could leave the sweetener out all together, maybe I’ll try that next time.
Oh and my pot roast came out really good using this as the main seasoning with some garlic and beef broth!Note: original recipe this was derived from can be found here: Onion Soup Mix