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Homemade beef stock. A dirt cheap kitchen staple.

Homemade beef stock

A delicious and nutritious easy homemade beef stock. A staple in every real food kitchen.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours


  • Several pounds of meaty beef bones
  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • herbs peppercorns, bay leaf (optional)
  • water to cover


  1. Brown bones in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  2. Transfer bones to a large stock pot.
  3. Add vegetables and additional flavorings.
  4. Add water to cover bones and vegetables.
  5. Simmer for 12-24 hours.
  6. Strain broth in a fine mesh strainer and discard vegetables.
  7. Pull any meat off of bones and reserve for a later meal.
  8. Store broth in refrigerator for a week or the freezer for a longer period of time.