Beef Stock

Beef Bone Broth / Stock

For extra flavor, you can drizzle a little olive oil on the bones and roast them for about an hour at 400°F before making the stock. This step will add to your prep time...
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time2 days
Total Time4 days 1 hour
Servings: 2 quarts


  • 5 lbs beef bones (or mixed beef, lamb and pork)
  • 2 large carrots large chunks
  • 2 large celery sticks large chunks
  • 1 large onion in chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic no need to remove skins
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 1/4 cup vinegar apple cider is my favorite
  • filtered water enough to cover the bones & vegs
  • 1/2 bunch parsley w/stems
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients, except for parsley and salt & pepper, in a large stock pot.
  • Heat to a light boil, then adjust the burner so the stock remains at a low simmer. Simmer for 48 hours or more, checking once in a while to make sure you're not losing water. Add more water if needed.
  • Half an hour before the stock is done, add the parsley.
  • Using a large slotted spoon, remove bones, meat and vegetables. Strain stock through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth if desired. Add salt & pepper.
  • Let stock cool in refrigerator to solidify fat for removal. You can refrigerate the pot if you have room, or if you plan to freeze the stock, you can put the stock in jars and put them in the refrigerator.
  • Remove fat from the top. Freeze jars or pressure can per your canner's instructions (this would entail reheating the stock).

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