While available on your local grocers shelf, a browning agent is rather easy to make. This recipe will not only save you a little money, but is quite simply made. It will brown pale skins, is wonderful in stews and generally an all around liquid meat seasoning.
- 2 chopped onions
- 3 pods of red pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (may omit and replaced with an artificial sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon tumeric
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in a quart bottle and fill up with cider vinegar. A tablespoonful of this mixed in a stew, on a steak or gravy will not only give you an added flavor but also a rich color. I find the older this mixture gets, the finer the flavor.