Beef Bone Broth

Soup

Equipment Needed: Cook Hob

Time Needed: all day

✓ Gluten Free

✓ Dairy Free

✓ Egg Free

✓ Nut Free

Beef stock made from homemade bone broth is an excellent source of nutrients. With just a little prep time, the broth nearly makes itself. Excellent ingredients are available right at your local wet market.

Ingredients

1 kg oxtail
1 shinbone ask butcher to cut
2 large onions quartered
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 quarts water

What you need to know

A really good stock will turn gelatinous when chilled. If your cooled broth has become one solid lump after a night in the fridge, you have done a good job. No worries, the broth will promptly liquefy again with just a little warmth.
Vegetable Beef Soup: Add diced carrots, celery, green beans, one small can of tomato paste, one tin of plain tomato sauce, dried basil and beef cubes to 2-3 quarts of homemade beef stock. Simmer until beef is cooked and tender.
Why do I need to add vinegar? The apple cider vinegar added in the beginning of the recipe helps leach the nutrients out of the bones and into the broth.
How hard should I boil it? A rolling boil is not recommended. Bring the pot to an initial boil and turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Too much boiling will break down the collagen in the bones or chicken feet. A gentle simmer will help bring the collagen into the broth.
Stock Cubes: pour cooled stock into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store cubes in zip lock bag in freezer and use when ever you need a few tablespoons of stock.

Instructions

  1. Place oxtail and beef shin bone in a large stock pot. Fill pot with water and add apple cider vinegar. Let sit 30-60 minutes.
  2. Bring to a boil. Skim the scum off the top of the water.
  3. Add quartered onions and reduce heat and simmer gently with the lid ajar for at least six hours. Add additional water as needed. In the last hour, let the stock reduce by about one third.
  4. Let cool a bit. Strain broth through a colander into a large pot or container. The meat remaining on the oxtail can be picked out and returned to soup if desired. Salt to taste.
  5. The stock can be used immediately for another recipe or cooled and refrigerated or frozen for another day.

Beef Bone Broth Soup Stock

Beef stock made from homemade bone broth is an excellent source of nutrients. With just a little prep time, the broth nearly makes itself. Excellent ingredients are available right at your local wet market.
Course: Soup

Ingredients

Beef Stock

  • 1 kg oxtail shinbone ask butcher to cut
  • 2 large onions quartered
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 quarts water

Instructions

Beef Stock

  • Place oxtail and beef shin bone in a large stock pot. Fill pot with water and add apple cider vinegar. Let sit 30-60 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil. Skim the scum off the top of the water.
  • Add quartered onions and reduce heat and simmer gently with the lid ajar for at least six hours. Add additional water as needed. In the last hour, let the stock reduce by about one third.
  • Let cool a bit. Strain broth through a colander into a large pot or container. The meat remaining on the oxtail can be picked out and returned to soup if desired. Salt to taste.
  • The stock can be used immediately for another recipe or cooled and refrigerated or frozen for another day.

Notes

Why do I need to add vinegar?  The apple cider vinegar added in the beginning of the recipe helps leach the nutrients out of the bones and into the broth.
How hard should I boil it?  A rolling boil is not recommended. Bring the pot to an initial boil and turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Too much boiling will break down the collagen in the bones or chicken feet.  A gentle simmer will help bring the collagen into the broth.
A really good stock will turn gelatinous when chilled.  It your cooled broth has become one solid lump after a night in the fridge, you have done a good job. No worries, the broth will promptly liquify again with just a little warmth.