Homemade Beef Stock: A Flavorful and Low FODMAP Option

Beef stock is a versatile ingredient that adds depth and richness to recipes. While it’s easy to grab a pre-made option from the store, most commercially prepared beef stocks contain FODMAPs and unwanted additives. That’s why making your own homemade beef stock is not only a healthier choice but also an opportunity to unleash flavor like never before.

Crafting Flavorful Stock from Scratch

Creating your own beef stock may seem daunting, but it’s a surprisingly simple process that requires a bit of time. While some recipes call for a 24-hour simmer on the stove or in a slow cooker, you can adjust the cooking time to suit your preferences.

For maximum flavor, traditionally onions and garlic are simmered with the bones. However, as these ingredients are high in FODMAP fructans, we need to take a different approach. Instead, we enhance the stock’s taste by browning meaty bones in Garlic-Infused Oil. Additionally, we incorporate umami-rich tomato paste and soy sauce to elevate the savory profile.

Roasting for Enhanced Flavor

Some recipes recommend blanching the bones before roasting to remove impurities. However, in our low FODMAP version, we skip the blanching step and head straight to roasting. We roast the bones along with leek greens and carrots, after browning them in Garlic-Infused Oil. The roasting process intensifies the flavors, ensuring a robust and aromatic homemade beef stock.

Rediscovering the Classic “Bone Broth”

Lately, there has been a buzz around the term “bone broth,” but in reality, beef stock and bone broth are not new concepts. Classic chefs have long utilized bones and extended cooking times to create rich and flavorful broths. Even adding an acid like vinegar to aid bone breakdown is a time-honored technique.

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If you’re in the mood for more stock-based recipes, don’t miss our delicious Chicken Stock and Turkey Stock options. And for those curious about the bone broth craze, we’ve got you covered with a captivating article.

Unveiling Beef Jell-O

After the cooking and straining process, you’ll be greeted with a gelatinous delight that we affectionately call Beef Jell-O. To separate the fat from the stock, we recommend refrigerating it overnight. During this time, the stock’s richness in collagen causes it to solidify. Once heated, it transforms into a dark, flavorful liquid that can enhance any dish, like the tempting Pho Bo.

For those who prefer a prepared low FODMAP beef stock, we recommend the organic offering from Gourmend. However, if you’re ready to embark on an exciting culinary journey, follow our recipe to experience the true joy of homemade beef stock.

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