This recipe is from www.kitchenmixes.com. It is a great substitute for the boxed onion soup mix. It equals one packet or about 1-1/4 ounces. You can add garlic powder or other seasonings if you wish. It also makes a great gift for cooks. Make up some packets of onion soup mix, add a soup ladel, soup bowls, soup spoons, recipes, and some non-perishable ingredients. Place in a basket or pretty box wrapped in a tea towel.
This is a refinement of a recipe I created when my boyfriend was sick, and I wanted to make chicken noodle soup from what we had on hand. For the authentic poor college student version - use 1 can of Swanson's chicken broth + 1 cup water, and a brick of ramen noodles. I get nostalgic just thinking about it.
But I like this version better.
A full-meal soup as delicious as the restaurant classic. And a great way to use your leftover pot roast or oven-roasted beef and not waste the drippings. Its a meal in a bowl but a green salad and some hearty bread are welcome additions if you want them.
I make soup like this based on what's freshest, and what I have on hand. More of a technique than a real recipe, but always light and satisfying. You can use more ingredients than specified, but will need more broth, too.