beef stock
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Ingredients
  • Several Pounds of Grass-finished Beef Soup Bones , (I routinely use 5-8 lbs)
  • A freezer bag full of vegetable scraps , (carrot peelings, onion tops, celery leaves etc. Don’t use brassicas or beets as they contribute an off-taste to the beef stock.)
  • Fresh, filtered water.
  • 2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 2-3 Bay Leafs
Instructions
  1. Rinse an clean the bones under clean water. Pat them dry.
  2. Roast the bones at 400 ° F for about an hour until the bones are well-browned and fragrant. Roasting the bones ensures a good flavor in the resulting beef stock. Failure to do so may lend a sour or off-taste to the end product.
  3. Once the bones are browned, drain off any fat.
  4. Add the bones to a big pot along with any vegetable scraps you might have. Avoid using brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, turnips, brussels sprouts etc.) as these vegetables will lend a bitter flavor to your stock. Instead, garlic, leeks, mushrooms, onions, carrots and celery add great flavor.
  5. Add filtered water to cover and bring to a boil. Once you’ve brought the water to a boil, add the vinegar and bay leafs.
  6. Turn down the heat and continue to simmer for several hours. I usually simmer mine about 24 hours.
  7. Throughout the cooking process, skim off any foam and add water as needed.
  8. When the stock is finished simmering, filter through a fine mesh seive and bottle in mason jars. The stock should set just like gelatin, and the fat should rise to the top.
  9. Pick off the fat and reserve it for cooking, then scoop out the gelled stock and reheat to serve as soup. Note that it’s wise to serve this stock very hot as it may gel again once it cools.
Recipe by Nourished Kitchen at https://nourishedkitchen.com/beef-stock-recipe/