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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Homemade Seasoned Salt/Pepper & Onion Soup Mix Recipes

The other day, My Skippy Man asked me to make him some stuffagus (stuffing pancakes), a recipe that my dad used to make.  Every Thanksgiving, he would make the stuffing and then make some into pancakes, so we could try them and make sure they were seasoned just right.  If not, we could still add some more to it before it all went into the turkey.  Honestly, I think we ate more beforehand then what actually made it into the turkey!  lol

After I got all my ingredients out, I realized I didn't have any onion soup mix. To the computer I went, knowing there just HAD to be a recipe for it somewhere on-line.  After a few minutes, I came across one that sounded good.  I skimmed through the ingredients, making sure I had everything that I needed.  Once I did, I set to work measuring and mixing.

At first, I wasn't sure if I would like the onion soup mix, but once I had it simmering on the stove, it smelt just like the boxed mix I have used in the past.  I was so excited when I tasted the stuffing......it tasted the same too!  YES!  

I am posting a recipe for Seasoned Salt or Pepper first, as the recipe for the Onion Soup Mix calls for it.  You can also use the pepper mixture on so many things and it is great for those on a low/no sodium diet. However, you can make this recipe into Seasoned Salt instead, following the same recipe, just substitute the salt for pepper. 

For the Seasoned Salt or Seasoned Pepper you will need the following:

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup salt or 1cup ground pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon sugar (I used Splenda)
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
11/2 teaspoon onion powder

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Blend all ingredients thoroughly 
2.  Store, tightly covered, at room temperature
3.  Label with date and contents
4.  This recipe can be stored for up to two years

For the Dry Onion Soup Mix you will need the following:

INGREDIENTS:

4 teaspoons (which = 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon) beef bouillon granules
8 teaspoons (which = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons) dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper (recipe above)

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Blend all ingredients thoroughly
2.  Place in a container,
3.  Label with date and contents
4.  Use within 6 months
5.  This mix is equal to one packet or about 1 1/4 ounces

I have both of my mixes in canning jars.  They look great and would make a wonderful gift for that cook on your list.  Just make up some packets of soup and/or seasoned pepper mix, add a soup ladel, bowls, and some spoons.  Place in a basket or a pretty box wrapped in a tea towel!


2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh sounds delish Laura! Thanks for sharing :)

Emily Fay said...

How wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely week~