Check out these great seasoning mixes. They came from a Facebook page called Southern Gal’s Tips & Tricks. There are quite a few interesting recipes there. These that I’m passing on are really great for those of us with MSG intolerance, since these particular mixes are hard to find without it.
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sea salt
Put ingredients into a jar and shake.
[My note: Chili powder does sometimes refer to a blend of red pepper powder and other spices – often including MSG. For this recipe I’d suggest just using straight red pepper powder. Choose yours based on the heat level that you want.]
Dry Onion Soup Mix:
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. I’d recommend shaking the jar to mix the ingredients well before each use.
Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.
[My note: If you have access to an Indian store, you might want to try using dry fried onions in this to give it more of a French onion taste. I don’t know exactly what they call them, but they are pre-cooked and browned.]
5 tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together and store in an air tight container.
For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream.
For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream.
Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.