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#16 tonalynn

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

Sorry to sound like a dolt, but I'm just not sure about this dry onion soup mix. I have a package of Lipton Recipe Secrets onion soup mix (dark blue writing on the white envelope) and I threw the box away. The lipton website says it does have barley, but some posters on here say if it does have gluten, it's not enough to worry about.

 

I was just diagnosed with celiac 3 days ago, so I'm extremely new to this gluten free stuff. Can anyone tell me definitively if I can or can not use this soup mix? I want to make beef stew tomorrow in my crock pot, now that I've found gluten free flour all I need to do is make sure I can eat the soup mix.

 

Can anyone help a newbie? :-)


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:02 PM

Because its "autolyzed yeast extract" it is so overprocessed, it doesn't have any gluten left. 

 

I make crockpot stew but I don't use this mix or any flour.  I add onions and bay leaves for the seasoning.  I use instant tapioca.

 

Crockpot Beef Stew

2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed

5 carrots sliced thinly

1 onion, diced

3 ribs of celery, diced

5 potatoes cubed (use the yellow potatoes and you don't need to peel them)

28 oz can tomatoes

1/3 cup quick-cooking or "Rapid" tapioca

4 bay leaves

salt & pepper to taste

Combine & cook 10-12 hours on low or 5-6 on high.


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#18 tonalynn

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

Because its "autolyzed yeast extract" it is so overprocessed, it doesn't have any gluten left. 

 

I make crockpot stew but I don't use this mix or any flour.  I add onions and bay leaves for the seasoning.  I use instant tapioca.

 

Crockpot Beef Stew

2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed

5 carrots sliced thinly

1 onion, diced

3 ribs of celery, diced

5 potatoes cubed (use the yellow potatoes and you don't need to peel them)

28 oz can tomatoes

1/3 cup quick-cooking or "Rapid" tapioca

4 bay leaves

salt & pepper to taste

Combine & cook 10-12 hours on low or 5-6 on high.

Thank you Kareng! This is all new to me. I have all the ingredients ready for my stew, I just need to swap out the regular flour for gluten free. I'm keeping your recipe for the next time I make stew - it looks delicious!


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#19 psawyer

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:29 PM

Officially just in from Unilever via a wonderful company representative!

There has be NO formulation change regarding Lipton Onion Dry Soup Mix. Through Unilever policy of full disclosure, they have recently decided to include to source of the autolyzed yeast extract, as barley.

The trace barley in the finished product is 0.09 part per million in the Onion Soup, and 0.04 parts per million in the Vegetable Soup. Both are far below the standard (20ppm) of what is considered a safe level for a person with Celiac to consume.

Enjoy! biggrin.gif


That works out to about 90 parts per billion--about one half of one percent of the level considered acceptable. I have used the product in the past and will continue to do so.
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yay!! Thanks for the info :) 


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