A good beef stock recipe is the basis for richer, tastier dishes like French Onion Soup.
It can also be used to deglaze your pan to get all those wonderfully flavorful bits to good use and for delicious sauces to accompany your meal.
And we don't want to forget about all the other scrumptious soups that can be simmered up with so much more flavor from a good beef stock
Although the recipe gives the amount of meat to use, this can be varied according to what you have available. If you store small pieces in your freezer, you will soon have a larger amount to use for your stock. Any pieces will be useful for a beef stock together with some beef bones.
This is a great beef stock recipe to keep in your kitchen for your home-made soups, sauces, stews, and casseroles.
How Long Can Beef Stock Be Stored
- In the refrigerator beef stock will stay fresh for 3-4 days. Divide your stock into smaller containers before placing in the fridge, never put a large pot of stock or any other type of food in the fridge as the center portion takes longer to cool and may deteriorate too far before it is at a safe temperature for storage.
- In the freezer stock if packaged in an air tight container will last a very long time, minimum 6 months.
What Other Stocks Can Be Made
Oh yes, there are many!
When meat stocks are cold the broth will be jelly like in consistency and no longer a liquid. It will resemble a dessert jelly but softer. This gelatinous texture is due to the proteins in the bones being leached out. It will melt easily into a liquid again with a little heat.Print