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Classic Onion Soup Mix

 Classic Onion Soup Mix
You can prepare soup, make dips and even season meats with this handy mix from June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "My grandchildren really enjoy it as a coating on oven-roasted potatoes," she says. "It's an inexpensive substitute for the envelopes you get at the store."
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • FOR ONION SOUP:
  • 4 cups water
  • FOR ROASTED POTATOES
  • 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • FOR ONION DIP:
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • Assorted raw vegetables, chips or crackers

Directions

  • Combine the first five ingredients. Store in an airtight container in
  • a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (20 tablespoons
  • total).
  • To prepare onion soup: In a saucepan, combine water and 5 tablespoons
  • onion soup mix. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring
  • occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally. Yield: 3 servings.
  • To prepare roasted potatoes: In a bowl, toss potatoes and oil.
  • Sprinkle with 5 tablespoons onion soup mix; toss to coat. Transfer

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Classic Onion Soup Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 450° for 35-40 minutes or until tender, stirring
  • occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
  • To prepare onion dip: In a bowl, combine sour cream and 5 tablespoons
  • onion soup mix; mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve
  • with vegetables, chips or crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tablespoon of soup mix (prepared with reduced-sodium bouillon) equals 15 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: Free Food.