Beef Stock Recipe

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Follow this Beef Stock Recipe for delicious flavor.

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  • Beef bones
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced turnips
  • 1/2 cup diced celery, with leaves
  • 2 or 3 sprigs parsley
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • Pinch of marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


In a large kettle, cover beef bones with 4 quarts of water. Add vinegar and salt (using 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt for each 2 quarts of water). The vinegar helps release and dissolve the calcium from the bones in the stock. Cover the kettle and simmer for 2 or 3 hours. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for another hour.

Do not add cold water to the stock after it has started to simmer; the stock will become cloudy.

Strain and cool. Remove hardened fat from the surface before using.