Beef, Veal or Lamb Stock

You can use fresh, raw or cooked bones for this stock, plus any lean meat scraps. Trim fat or fatty skin from meat or bones before using for the stock. For a richer stock, first roast the bones at 450°F (230°C) for 40 minutes.

Beef, Veal or Lamb Stock
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1.5litres 20minutes 2-3hours
Servings Prep Time
1.5litres 20minutes
Cook Time
2-3hours
Ingredients
Servings: litres
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Ingredients
Servings: litres
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Instructions
  1. Place the bones in a large pot or stockpot and add the water, or enough to cover the bones. Bring to a boil, skimming off the scum as it rises to the surface.
  2. Tie together the thyme, parsley and bay leaf and add to the pot with the onions, celery, carrots and peppercorns. Cover and simmer gently for 2-3 hours.
  3. Strain the stock through a sieve into a bowl, discarding the bones and vegetables. Leave to cool, then chill. Skim any fat from the surface and discard before using the stock.