Making beef stock is an integral part in any kitchen. Stock is not only full of vitamins,collagen and iron,but is guaranteed to add flavour to your meals especially your sauces and soups. Stock is soo good for your health! Here’s how to go about it.
2 kgs beef bones
2 tablespoon oil
1 celery rib
3 garlic cloves
15 cups of hot water
1 tablespoon thyme
1 bay leaf
For a more intense flavour,roast your bones with the oil,either on your pot for 6 minutes either side or;Roast your bones in the oven at 200 degrees celcius for 20 minutes.
Tip: For best results use for roasting the pan you intend to use for simmering your stock. If not,when done roasting,add some water and scrap bottom of roasting pan using spatula and pour the scrape into your pot for simmering.
Once roasted,in your pot with the roasted bones add in the chopped vegetables that is,onion,garlic,carrot and celery and let the veggies cook for about a minute.
Add in the thyme,bay leaf and salt.
Add in the water.
Cover and let simmer for 2 hours.
Strain the stock and let it cool once its done.
You can use immediately as desired.
You might however need to store it, 3 days in your refridgerator or 3 months in your freezer.
Check out how i store mine😊.
Check out our recipes that will put your stock into good use;butternut soup,fish in white wine sauce.