Mouthwatering Vegetarian Beef Bouillon for Divine Dishes

Dear readers,

Are you looking for a vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix recipe that can heighten the flavor of your soups, stews, and sauces? Well, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This homemade bouillon powder recipe is easy to make and full of flavor.

As a vegan chef, I have searched long and hard for a vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning that could mimic the taste of beef broth without using actual meat products. I eventually found it by experimenting with different combinations of herbs and spices, along with some creative ingredient substitutions.

In this recipe, I use nutritional yeast as a base ingredient. This ingredient adds a savory depth to the mix which resembles the umami flavor of beef stock. It’s also packed with nutrition and can benefit your health in many ways.

By making your own bouillon powder, you’re not only avoiding the unhealthy preservatives and additives that are found in store-bought versions, but you’re also saving a lot of money in the long run.

So, let’s dive into this delicious vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix recipe. Trust me when I say, it’s going to be an essential addition to your kitchen pantry!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix
Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix

My dear readers, allow me to share with you the reasons why you will fall in love with this Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe.

First and foremost, this recipe is a perfect alternative for those who want to enjoy the taste of beef bouillon without consuming any animal products. As a chef who values the importance of healthy eating habits, I can assure you that this is a healthier option than store-bought seasoning mixes that sometimes contain MSG or other harmful additives. This recipe is completely natural and free from any harmful chemicals.

Secondly, not only is it healthy, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can use this seasoning mix in a variety of recipes such as soups, stews, sauces or even as a replacement for beef broth in recipes. Additionally, it can also act as a delicious rub for meats, tofu or vegetables. The blend of ingredients including onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and nutritional yeast flakes gives this mix an irresistible flavor that will enhance any dish.

Lastly, you will love how easy it is to make. With minimal preparation time and ingredients readily available in your pantry or local grocery store, you can easily create your homemade seasoning mix that is guaranteed to be fresher than any store-bought alternatives. Plus, you can adjust the salt and spices to suit your preference.

In conclusion, my dear readers, what’s not to love about this Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe? It’s healthy, versatile and easy to make! So why not give it a try? I guarantee that once you do, you won’t want to go back to store-bought seasoning mixes again!

Ingredient List

 Spice up your vegetarian cooking with our beef bouillon seasoning mix!
Spice up your vegetarian cooking with our beef bouillon seasoning mix!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian beef bouillon powder
  • 1/4 cup mushroom powder
  • 3 tablespoons powdered tomato
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Broth Stock (For mixing)

Option 1:

Use 6 cups of hot water and add:

  • 2 tablespoons of the above DIY Essentials Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix
  • Use 2 vegan beef bouillon cubes and follow the directions on the package OR
  • Use any kind of prepared vegetable, beef or chicken broth.

Option 2:

Make your own broth using:

  • Ingredients (1) and
  • submerge them in 8 cups of water,
  • then slowly simmer for around an hour or more until the liquid is reduced to half or 4 cups of homemade broth.

The Recipe How-To

 This mix will add a rich umami flavor to your favorite dishes.
This mix will add a rich umami flavor to your favorite dishes.

Now, let’s get to the fun part – making the Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can create your own umami-packed bouillon powder:


  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp vegan beef bouillon powder
  • 2 tbsp mushroom powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Note: You can easily adjust the seasoning mix by adding or reducing the amount of salt, pepper, or other seasonings to your preferred taste.
How to Make:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients – nutritional yeast, vegan beef bouillon, mushroom powder, onion powder, tomato powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes, basil, paprika, black pepper, and sea salt.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients together until they’re evenly distributed.
  3. Transfer the mixture into an airtight container of your choice – whether it’s a mason jar or an old spice bottle. Label with “Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix” with date made.

Congratulations! Your homemade bouillon powder is now ready to be used in your stews and soups.
How to Use:

The mix should be used at a ratio of approximately one teaspoon per two cups of liquid. Use as you would any broth stock or bouillon seasoning; for example:-

Instead of using beef broth (which the Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix replaces), dissolve one tablespoon of it in two cups of hot water for every one cup of broth needed.


Store this vegan bouillon seasoning mix in an airtight container in a dry and cool area such as your pantry or cupboard up to six months.

Now that you know-how to make this easy vegan beef broth substitute from scratch with the essential ingredients required for flavor and taste perfection try it out and revolutionize your soups, stews sauces,and more! 🍲🌶️

Substitutions and Variations

 A little goes a long way with this concentrated seasoning mix.
A little goes a long way with this concentrated seasoning mix.

My dear reader, are you ready to experiment with new flavors and ingredients? Allow me to present you with some substitutes and variations for the Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix recipe!

Firstly, if you prefer to make it vegan, simply swap the beef bouillon powder with vegan beef bouillon powder or vegetable soup mix. For the same reason, replace the beef broth stock with vegan beef broth or vegetable broth.

If mushroom seasoning is not readily available in your pantry, substitute it by adding 2-3 tablespoons of mushroom powder along with the other seasoning ingredients. Similarly, you can use tomato powder instead of paprika for a slightly tangy flavor.

For a gluten-free option, ensure all your ingredients are gluten-free certified. Also try substituting soy sauce with tamari or coconut aminos.

If you enjoy experimenting with recipes and love to create your own homemade versions of store-bought products, try making your own broth powder! In place of nutritional yeast flakes, use dried parsley flakes and dried thyme leaves for a vegetarian-friendly alternative. You can also try different combinations of dried herbs such as marjoram, rosemary or sage.

Lastly, do not be afraid to add personal touches such as balsamic vinegar (for a hint of sweetness), bay leaves (for a subtle herbal flavor), or garlic-infused oil (for extra garlic flavor). These small additions can make a big difference in enhancing the overall taste of your dish.

Remember dear reader, the beauty of cooking lies in experimentation and creativity. So go ahead and experiment with these substitutions and variations until you find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Get that savory flavor you crave without using meat products.
Get that savory flavor you crave without using meat products.

When it comes to serving and pairing this Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe, the possibilities are endless! This seasoning mix will add a rich depth of flavor to soups, stews, sauces, and gravies. You can even use it to make a vegan beef broth or vegetable broth.

For a classic beef noodle soup, simply add the seasoning mix to hot water and add your favorite noodles and vegetables. It’s also perfect for hearty stews that require a bit of depth in flavor. For an easy vegan chili, sauté onions, bell peppers, garlic and diced vegan beef in olive oil then add tomato juice or tomato paste and a generous amount of seasoning mix. Slow-cook the mixture for 30 minutes on low heat and serve with vegan sour cream and avocado.

The possibilities don’t have to stop at traditional dishes though. Use this bouillon mix to enhance the flavors of your vegan mac and cheese or roasted vegetables. You’ll love how it adds umami notes to everyday dishes.

For a complete meal, serve your creation with crusty bread and a fresh salad dressed with balsamic vinegar dressing. Or enjoy it as is for a quick and satisfying snack anytime you need it.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty soup for dinner or just want to elevate your weeknight meals, this vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix is sure to become a staple in your kitchen!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for making a flavorful veggie broth or adding depth to sauces and gravies.
Perfect for making a flavorful veggie broth or adding depth to sauces and gravies.

My dearest readers, I understand the importance of planning ahead and being able to enjoy a delicious meal even when time is limited. That is why I have included instructions on how to make this Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix ahead of time and how to store it properly.

You can make this seasoning mix up to 6 months in advance and store it in an airtight container in your pantry or spice cabinet. When you’re ready to use it, simply add 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix per 1 cup of hot water to make vegan beef broth. This way, you can have a quick and easy meal anytime.

If you end up with leftover broth, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months. This way, you can have homemade broth at your fingertips any time you need it.

When reheating the broth, I recommend doing so on low heat and stirring occasionally until it comes back up to temperature. This will help prevent the broth from separating or losing its flavor.

With these simple storage tips, you can enjoy this delicious Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix at any time without needing to prepare it from scratch every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This easy-to-make seasoning mix will be your new go-to ingredient.
This easy-to-make seasoning mix will be your new go-to ingredient.

To make the perfect Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe, there are a few tips to keep in mind. These tips will help you to achieve great results every time you make this recipe.

First, it’s essential to use high-quality ingredients. Use the freshest spices and herbs possible, and make sure your vegan beef broth or bouillon powder is high quality. This will help you get the best flavor and aroma from your mix.

Secondly, keep in mind that this seasoning mix is highly customizable. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient based on your preferences. If you prefer more salt or garlic powder, for instance, add more until you achieve the desired taste.

Thirdly, when adding the hot water to the veggie bouillon cube or seasoning mix or powder, make sure you stir continuously until it dissolves completely. This ensures that all of the flavors are evenly distributed throughout the broth.

Fourthly, don’t forget to store your Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe in an airtight container or jar in a cool and dry place. This will ensure that it stays fresh longer and retains its flavor.

Lastly, you can also experiment with different substitutions and variations of this recipe. Try using different types of mushrooms to make mushroom powder or add in tomato powder if you like a slightly sweet and tangy taste.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making a delicious and savory Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe that can be used in all your favorite soups, stews, and sauces!


As with any recipe, there may be some questions that arise while making this vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to make the process as smooth as possible. Keep reading to find out more.

What is a vegetarian substitute for beef bouillon?

If you’re looking for a tasty substitution for beef broth that’s suitable for vegetarian or vegan fare, then vegetable broth made from vegetable stock is a fantastic option. It’s a simple blend of fresh veggies and water, which can be infused with other herbs and seasonings, like bay leaves, to make it even more flavorful. And when using this broth in place of beef broth, you can substitute it directly in a 1:1 ratio.

Is beef bouillon vegetarian?

Many soups, stews, and sauces commonly contain beef broth, stock, or bouillon made from leftover beef bones and scraps. Unfortunately, this makes these products non-vegetarian and non-vegan friendly. Despite the prevalence of beef-based broths in specific parts of the United States, there are many options available in stores for vegan alternatives.

What is beef bouillon seasoning?

The ingredients used in this recipe include various seasonings, such as salt, sugar, and spices, as well as natural flavorings like dehydrated parsley. Additionally, there are additives like silicon dioxide, which helps prevent caking, and caramel color, which adds a more desirable hue to the dish. Other components include hydrolyzed corn protein and autolyzed yeast extract for added richness and umami taste. Overall, these ingredients come together to create a delectable vegan meal.

How to make a beef broth with no beef?

Looking for a vegan alternative to beef broth? All you need is one cup of water and a tablespoon of soy sauce to replicate that savory, umami flavor. For added depth, consider infusing the mixture with herbs such as parsley or bay leaves, or add a touch of garlic for a more pungent aroma.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix is a game-changer for any vegan or vegetarian cook who wants to add bold flavors to their soups, stews, sauces and more. The combination of ingredients such as mushroom powder, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt creates a rich and savory taste that will satisfy even the biggest meat-lover.

What’s great about this recipe is that it is customizable to your taste preferences. You can vary the amounts of certain ingredients like salt, paprika or black pepper, depending on how you like it. You can also use vegetable broth instead of vegan beef broth – the possibilities are endless!

Not only is this seasoning mix delicious and versatile but it is also easy to make and affordable. You don’t have to break the bank buying store-bought seasoning mixes when you can easily make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients.

I recommend making a big batch of this seasoning mix and storing it in an air-tight container for easy access whenever you need it. Trust me, once you try this homemade bouillon powder, you won’t want to go back to store-bought alternatives.

Overall, I highly recommend this vegetarian beef bouillon seasoning mix recipe for anyone who wants to add some rich and savory flavor in their meals without using animal products. It’s an essential DIY plant-based ingredient that every home cook should have in their pantry.

Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix

Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Seasoning Mix Recipe

My sister and I have had a really hard time recreating beef soup mix flavors. She's been begging me to try out some seasoning mixes that can approximate and substitute for it, and I think this one is pretty good. I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Seasoning mix
Cuisine Vegetarian
Calories 6.8 kcal


  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Dice or grind the shiitaki mushrooms finely.
  • Mix with all other spices.
  • Seal in jar or ziplock bag.
  • To use: mix 1/2 tablespoon spice mix with 1 cup hot water.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2gCalories: 6.8kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 0.2gSodium: 233.1mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, Kosher, Stocks, Vegan
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