Making stock or broth is so easy. If you can boil water, then you can make stock. Stock is nutritious and forms a great base for soups, sauces, stews, and casseroles. Plus you use up food that would go to compost or is leftover. Making stock saves you money and cuts your food waste. This is how to make bone stock.
Oct. 2, 2020 by Deborah Esplin
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Ingredients for Bone Stock
Leftover bones (chicken, pork, beef, or any kind of bone except fish)
1/3 cup white vinegar
3/4 full pot of water
1/2 teaspoon salt
You can watch the video here or read below for more instructions.
How To Prepare Bone Stock
Put all the ingredients into a stockpot or large pan. If the bones are frozen, that is fine. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour. You can simmer longer but 1 hour is the minimum.
You will need a strainer, a ladle, and a separate bowl. Ladle the liquid into a bowl through the strainer. This way the strainer catches the bones and solid material.
Pick through the bones and pull off any remaining meat. I like to add this to the stock or save it for a soup or stew.
Let the liquid cool, then use it right away or put it into containers and freeze.
Stock makes a great soup base and is very nutritious.
TIP: I collect my bones whenever we have a meal with meat that leaves bones. I put them in the freezer and when I have enough I make the stock.
TIP: The white vinegar and salt help pull the nutrients out of the bones and into the stock.
TIP: I have a 12-quart stockpot which makes 8 to 10 quarts of stock when filled 3/4 full with water and bones.
Note: You can mix your bones as suggested above, but you can also do the bones separately. You can make just chicken stock or beef stock. It depends on how you will use the stock. If you are going to make chicken soup, you would not want the flavour of been in your soup.
Stock From Raw Meat With Bones
You can also make stock from raw meat and bones. In this case, you would put the raw meat, possibly a whole chicken or piece of beef with bones into a large pot. Fill the pot with water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 40 minutes. Remove the meat and bones from the liquid. Remove the meat from the bones. Put the bones back into the liquid and boil for another 30 to 45 minutes.
You can use the meat in a stew, casserole or many other dishes or chop it up and make a soup with the stock and the meat.
Tools You Need For Bone Stock
Check out these links with the tools you need to make Bone Stock.
You can check the complete kit here, or see the individual items below:
I really like plastic containers for freezing stock, as plastic will not break if you drop it, and it is not as heavy. The ones below, by Rubbermaid, are leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and stackable. I love these containers for the freezer.
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