When making Dry Onion Soup Mix packages, I like to make Beef flavor and Chicken flavor also. I usually make a lot of packages and store them in wide mouth canning jars because when the oxygen is removed from the canning jar the soup mix has a 10 year shelf life. The Dry Soup Mix packages can also stored in a jar without sealing the jar and they will have a 1 year shelf life.
It will save money when you buy the ingredients in bulk so just set aside some time and make a bunch of them for your food storage. These are fast to make ahead of time, and when its time to cook the ingredients are so it makes cooking time easier too. I use these as a base for many of my soup recipes and also use them slow cooker recipes that I will share. This recipe can be substituted in any recipe that uses a package of Dry Onion Soup Mix.
- 1-2 Tablespoons chicken or beef bouillon granules or broth powder *see note
- ¼ cup dried onion flakes
- ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon celery seed
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- * NOTE: If you use bouillon granules (that takes 1 tsp of granules for 1 cup of water to make 1 cup of broth you), you will use 2 Tablespoons in this recipe. If you use broth powder (that takes ½ teaspoon with 1 cup of water to make 1 cup of broth), you will use 1 Tablespoon in this recipe.
- Place all of the ingredients in a snack size zip lock bag and place the label on the bag.
- Labels can be found on homemakingdivas.com as well as suggestions how to use the dry onion soup mix.
- This recipe makes a substitute for a 1-ounce envelope of purchased dry onion soup mix.
Places I like to buy these ingredients:
Chicken Broth Powder: Augason Chicken Broth powder uses 1/2 tsp for 1 cup of water to make broth so in this recipe you would use 1 Tablespoon. I also have found this product at Walmart, Windco and Macey’s Grocery.
Beef Broth Powder: In the recipe, I use Shirly J Brand Beef Broth Power. Click HERE This brand uses 1/2 tsp with 1 cup of water to make broth so in this recipe you would use 1 Tablespoon. If you use a different brand that measures differently when making 1 cup of broth then you need to adjust the measurement in the recipe.
Dehydrated Onion Flakes: The LDS Home Storage Center. To find a location near you or to order online click HERE I used these Dehydrated Onion Flakes all the time and love them!
I buy spices in bulk at Sam’s Club, Costco, and Windco.
Labels for the bags: Click on the links below for printable labels for the ziplock bags
Removing the oxygen from the jar
Storing the Dry Onion Soup Mix bags in a jar without removing the oxygen has a 1 year shelf life but if you remove the oxygen from the canning jar it has a 10 year shelf life. You can either remove the oxygen from the jar by using a Foodsaver (demonstration is in the video) or you can put 1 oxygen absorber in the jar and then place the metal lid on the jar.
I buy oxygen absorbers from the LDS Home Storage Center online store (store.lds.org). They do not have the absorbers at the storage locations anymore so you need to buy them online. Click this link: store.lds.org ONLINE ORDERING
This brand of Oxygen Absorber on Amazon is also a good price. Make sure to buy the 300 cc packages because the smaller cc packages may not be as effective.
When putting an oxygen absorber into the canning jar make sure the glass jar and the lid are free from any powder or dirt. Place the absorber into the jar on top of the bags of soup mix and then place the metal lid on the jar and twist the metal ring on the jar. When the absorber removes the oxygen from the jar the metal canning lid will seal.
Oxygen absorbers usually come in a package with 100 absorbers so any unused absorbers needs to be put into a canning jar or the absorbers will become bad within about 10-20 minutes. Usually I prepare all of the canning jars with the bags of dry onion soup mix and have them ready before I even open the bag of 100 absorbers. I place one absorber into the jars and then the unused absorbers into an empty jar (putting as many absorbers into the jar as possible). Place all of the metal lids and rings on the jars. Do not put the unused absorbers into a plastic storage bag or you will loose them all.
Recipe that I use these Packages of Dry Onion Soup Mix in: