- Skill Level: Moderate
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Can be made ahead of time.
This rich stock is made from raw bones: use either beef or lamb bones, not a mixture of the two.
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Combine the beef bones, onions, and carrots in a roasting pan. Roast, turning the ingredients occasionally, about 40 minutes, until well browned.
2. Transfer the bones, onions, and carrots into a large saucepan, adding any vegetable trimmings, the bouquet garni, and the peppercorns.
3. Pour in enough cold water to cover by 1in (2.5cm). Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 3-4 hours, until well flavored.
4. Strain the stock into a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, then skim the fat from the surface. Use immediately, or cool completely and refrigerate or freeze.
Prepare ahead: The stock can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Scrape off any residual fat from the surface.
Freezing Information: Freeze for up to 6 months
Nutritional information is based on 20 servings.