Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Dry Mix Ideas

I had a reader ask for the recipes for my other dry mixes that I put up in quart jars. I've included some more below. First, though, I have a recipe from my friend  Herdog for Vegetable Bouillon Mix. I haven't had time to make it yet, but it will be easy and very flavorful. Here's her recipe:

Vegetable Bouillon Mix
4 carrots
3 celery ribs 
1 leek, white part only, sliced
1 small onion, peeled & quartered
10 sun-dried tomato halves
1 1/2 cups cremini mushrooms 
2 cloves garlic
generous handful of fresh parsley, including stems
Salt 1/4cup (or leave out)
1 teaspoon black peppercorns 
Put into a food processer and pulse into a wet paste. spread onto the fruit leather dehydrator sheets (or round).Dry at 125 for about 10hrs or so depending on how thick you make it. When dry it will come off in flakes which can be powdered or just crunched up in a bag. I put mine in the coffee grinder for a nice fine powder then into a canning jar. Use in soup, mash spuds, popcorn topping, meatloaf. Anything or everything its the best! Maybe not fudge. Any kind of vegis can go into this and its never turns out the same. I've used cilantro and that was to die for. Fun to play with the recipe so have fun.

Thank you for your recipe, Herdog!

3 C. macaroni, or other hearty pasta
Put it in a Qt. jar and seal lid with vacuum sealer, or put in an oxygen absorber and put on lid.

1/4 C. + 2 TB. dry milk
2 T. + 2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. chicken or beef bouillon
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 C. dried minced onion
1/2 C. tomato powder
Put above ingredients in a pint jar.  Seal lid with vacuum sealer, or put in an oxygen absorber.

To use:
Cook and drain pasta. Add contents of pint jar to the pot the pasta was cooked in. Add 1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese and 2 C. water, whisk over low heat until it starts to thicken. Add 1 more C of water and simmer stirring often, until thick. Add 1 pint jar (2 C.) cooked ground beef, or cooked ground beef ( or a mixture of beef and sausage) to the pot. Stir and heat through. Top with shredded cheese. 
Adapted from Dinner is in the Jar, Clark.

Tortilla Soup

2 C. crushed tortilla chips
Put in Qt. jar.

In a baggie put:
1 C. long grain rice
2 T. chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp. lemonade powder w/sugar
1 tsp. dried cilantro
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C dried minced onion
Put the baggie on top of the tortilla chips in jar. Seal with a vacuum sealer, or put in an oxygen absorber and put on lid.

To use:
Add 8-10 C. water, contents of baggie and one 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, or tomato sauce, to  pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 min. You can start with 8 C. water and add more if you want the soup thinner, we like ours thicker. Turn off heat and add tortillas, stir and let sit 5 min. Top each bowl with sour cream and shredded cheese. Adapted from Dinner is in the Jar, Clark.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting those. I'm back here to get the info on how you dehydrated your spuds. Got a nice bag of whites yesterday and today seemed like a good day for drying. Then its off to finish prunning the plum trees. thanks again.


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