Does anyone make beef stock? If so, how? TIA
Oh, my, yes.... You might enjoy the information and recipes included in the article linked below. -Grainlady
Here is a link that might be useful: Broth is Beautiful
I make beef stock, taking it down to a Demi Glace , twice a year.
Here is what I do.You can stop after making the stock or go further and make the Brown Sauce and Demi. I often only do stock.
Demi Glace and Brown Sauce made from stock
5 Or 6 Pounds Of Beef Bones, Veal Bones ,Maybe More
2 Celery Stalks Chopped
1 Onion Chopped
2 Carrots Chopped
For Brown Sauce
3 carrots chopped
4 celery ribs chopped
1 Large Onion Or 2 Small chopped
1 cups Butter
1 Cup Flour
3 TBSP tomato paste
12 Cups hot beef stock
Thyme, Bay Leaf, Parsley
For Demi Glace
2 Tbl Maderia
additional beef stock equal to The Brown Sauce
For the Beef Broth
Drizzel the bones and veggie with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Roast the veggies and beef bones in the oven at 400 degres for
30 minutes, turn and cook 30 minutes more or until lovely and carmelized.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Place in a large stock pot and cover with 18 cups of cold water. Simmer
for 4-6 hours. Strain, place in fridge. In the morning skim off fat.
For the Brown Sauce ( Sauce Espagnole)
Saute mirepoix ( chopped onons, carots and celery) in butter until the
onions are light golden brown. Add tomato paste and continue cooking
gently. Make a brown roux over low heat in a heavy pan with 1 cup of
butter and 1 cup of flour. When the roux is a hazelnut color, add two
thirds ofÃ¯Â¿Â½ Hot beef broth. (Reserve one third for demi glace), and whisk
together. Add the vegetables, as well as a bay leaf, a little thyme and
some parsley stems. Simmer the mixture for 2 to 3 hours, skimming off
the scum that rises to the
surface. Strain it through a fine strainer, and press the mirepoix
gently to extract their juices.Ã¯Â¿Â½ Chill over night. Skim off fat.~
Then, for the demi-glace, add an equal amount of beef or veal stock,
bring it to a boil, and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half, again
skimming the surface as necessary. Off the heat, add 2 tablespoons
Madeira. Freeze in ice cube trays.
Note re liquid amounts.
Use 2/3 of stock for Brown Sauce and reserve 1/3 for the Demi.
For the Demi use equal amounts of brown sauce and stock.
Thank you both so much. Grainlady, that is a marvelous article which I have printed out, not only for use in cooking, but because of the reference to arthritis. My granddaughter suffers from the joint pain of fibromyalgia and might also benefit.
I use it for the same reason - arthritis. It works wonders! I also have a crazy modified diet though. I do the same one as Grainlady. I also make a great quinoa beef soup with it too. 6 cups stock (sometimes added water depending on how concentrated it is) 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, 1 celery stick, 2 carrot sticks, 1/2 chopped onion, boil all these until quinoa is done, fry up some stewing beef, chop into mini pieces, chop up some kale, add to soup and serve. I don't really cook the kale but it softens up instantly.
I wouldn't skimp on the simmering process when making the stock either.
About that soup recipe - I would only add 1/3 cup quinoa and only 1 carrot.