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    Just Like Lipton's Onion Soup Mix (Gluten-free)

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Caption: Image: Patty Gardner, Homemakersdaily.com

    There's been some confusion as to whether Lipton's Onion Soup mix contains gluten. Officially, Lipton's lists the ingredients as: Onions (deyhydrated), salt, cornstarch, onion powder, sugar, corn syrup, hydrolyzed soy protein, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, natural flavors (wheat), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.

    Also, some folks point out that the kosher version lists yeast extract from barley as an ingredient.

    Others point out, as does the website for Unilver, which makes Lipton products, that Lipton Onion Soup mix is "made in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, soy, wheat, sesame and sulfites."

    To be on the safe side, I usually make my own mix and store it for later use. Here's a great recipe for a tasty gluten-free onion soup mix that tastes very much like Lipton's, and works great as a substitute in other recipes. It goes great in meatloaf, stew, and works well to make dip.

    Ingredients:
    1½ cups dried minced onion
    ¼ cup beef bouillon powder (gluten-free)
    2½ tablespoons onion powder
    ½ teaspoon crushed celery seed
    ½ teaspoon sugar

    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. About 5 tablespoons equals a single 1¼-ounce package of Lipton's mix.


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    Thank you so much for this! I live about a hour from major cities, so finding gluten free foods is a pain. Being able to make this at home in bulk with ingredients I can find is amazing! rnrnAs a suggestion, I've found putting all the ingredients in my nutra-bullet (put 1/2 the dried minced onion in, save the other half for after) and pulsing it a couple times helps incorporate the ingredients smoothly. Pulse, then add the remaining dried onion. rnrnThanks again!

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    Made this today and it tasted great in my beef stew. My 5 year old daughter is newly diagnosed with celiac so this recipe is a lifesaver as beef-stew is one of my go-to crock-pot recipes.

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    I tried this on potatoes on the stove top because it was a favorite recipe from Lipton's pre celiac diagnosis. I find that it sticks to the pan. I am wondering if it's because of the sugar. Any suggestions?

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    I ate a lot of onion dip last night made with Lipton Onion Soup mix and today I am having a severe reaction. I am covered with hives and the itching is unbelievable. I will avoid this product and try the home made version instead.

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    Thank you for this recipe.  I would really like to try it.  How much beef bullion?  The amount doesn't seem to be displaying properly

    "â…” cup beef bouillon powder (gluten-free)"

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    Not sure about elsewhere but in Canada ingredient lists have to have lists in them for what is contained in things like soya sauce that are included so I would have to say Liptons is not gluten-free because it has wheat listed in the soya sauce. Thanks for the recipe cuz the Loblaws N/N version of onion soup mix that I was using seems to have dissapeared even though it was a very popular product and gluten-free as far as I could figure from the ingred. listing. I have a daughter-in-law, who while not Celiac,  found through testing and trial and error that most of her mental health issues were tied to some kind of gluten sensitivity and is a much nicer and less angry person without it in her diet

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    On 12/17/2012 at 5:30 AM, Guest sherri said:

    I've never seen gluten-free beef bouillon powder.

    There is one now, called Orrington Farms Beef Broth Base & Seasoning, available at most Walmarts and other stores.

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    Yeah... had it last night mixed with meatballs... woke up today with rashes around my neck. Then i looked more carefully at the ingredients. Lol... corn, soy and wheat maybe milk... I gave up all of that 2 months ago... so glad I now know. 

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    On 12/17/2012 at 6:30 AM, Guest sherri said:

    I've never seen gluten-free beef bouillon powder.

    Massel 7’s chicken and beef “style” bouillon cubes are gluten free, lactose free, msg free, FODMAP friendly (no onion or garlic) and vegan. They contain sea salt, corn maltodextrin, cane sugar,  yeast extract, natural vegetable flavors, caramelized sugar syrup, sunflower oil, olive oil, and dehydrated celery. They are very good and are available on Amazon.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in biology, anatomy, medicine, science, and advanced research, and scientific methods. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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