Beef Stock


Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 3 hrs
Serves: at least 1-2 ltrs

4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, leaves included
1 large carrot
½ large capsicum
3 bay leaves
½ bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and roughly chopped
½ bunch fresh thyme, stems removed
2 tbs oil
1kg beef soup bones
salt & pepper to taste

You will need a large pot with a lid for this recipe.

1. Roughly chop all carrot, celery and capsicum into large chunks (no need to peel carrot).
2. Sauté garlic, celery and onion in oil on medium heat in large pot, add other vegetables and herbs, beef bones and salt and
3. Pour water into the pot until everything is completely covered and water level is about an inch from the top, pop on the lid
and simmer for at least 3 hours. Be sure to check every now and again that it isn’t boiling over!
4. Once cooked, strain liquid through a sieve to remove all solid ingredients, and the liquid left is your delicious and nutritious

Store liquid in small portions in airtight containers in the freezer. Try using icecubes or reuseable ziplock bags in pre-measured
amounts for easy use.

* If using fresh bones/frames, the liquid can solidify to a jelly-like consistency when cooled. This is just a great indication you have
got a lot of the goodness from the bones when cooking your stock.
* This stock can be used as a base for soups or to add to stews and sauces for extra flavour.
* If you have dogs, add the vegetables from the strained stock liquid with the cooked bones removed, to your dogs biccies for dinner
– they’ll love you for it!

Always look for organic ingredients to be sure you are avoiding additives or check the label carefully to ensure there are no nasties in your ingredients.