Stocks & Sauces

Beef stock

Beef stock

Beef stock

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  • 2 x 1 kg Beef Bones

  • 2 fresh bay leaves

  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 2 tsp black peppercorns

  • 1 star anise

  • 2 carrots, peeled and halved

  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered

  • 1 head of garlic, halved


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  • Place the beef bones on an oven tray and roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the bones, plus the fat, to a large pot. Cover with cold water and set over a high heat.
  • Once boiling, skim off any foam and scum with a ladle and then add all the other ingredients.
  • Turn down the heat so the stock is at a very gentle simmer. Cook like this for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove the stock from the heat and leave to sit for 30 minutes, then pass through a sieve.