Homemade Beef Stock from Bones.

Homemade beef stock has much more depth of flavour than stock cubes, and is healthier.
You can use bones from your joint of meat (chicken, lamb, etc) or you can ask your butcher for soup/stock bones, many will give you them for free.


Roast the bones first in an oven for about an hour on gas mark 6.


Then boil in a pan of water with celery sticks broken up for about an hour and a half,
I then strip off the meat and set aside for stew… (I did say I was a tight arse budget queen)


Back to the stock.
Put bones into a slow cooker with
Bay leaves (2 or 3)
Veg peel (I used carrot peel)
Quartered onion
Chopped celery
Teaspoon of peppercorns


Leave in slow cooker overnight, mine was in there a good 18 hours.


Strain, cool and freeze.


Author: Miki's Meals On A Budget

My name is Miki, and I live healthily on a budget, I am not a vegetarian but do have many meat free days, I have a lot of love for beans, pulses, lentils and veg, so you will see many meals posted based around these ingredients. I will also post meat and fish recipes. I spend no more than £30 per week for 2 full time adults, plus my 2 elderly inlaws evening meals (I do meals on wheels for them) and my granddaughter a couple of days a week...I love food especially savory food and curries, but I do have to watch my weight so many of my recipes will be low in fat, with the odd pie thrown in lol.

One thought on “Homemade Beef Stock from Bones.”

  1. My local butcher charges about £2 for a not particularly big bag of bones so I’ve never made stock from anything other than bones from our own meat eg chicken. You are fortunate to have a butcher who will give them to you free!


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