Beef Stock

Ever think of making your on stock? My recipe for Homemade Beef Stock adds red wine & tomato paste giving the stock a flavor that you won't get out of a box.

Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5 quarts
Calories 258 kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb from Bowl Me Over


  • lbs beef bones 3-4
  • 3 onions quartered no need to remove the skins
  • 4 stalks celery cut into thirds
  • 4 carrots cut into thirds
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 in whole head of garlic sliced half
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 4-5 springs of rosemary
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • teaspoon heaping of whole peppercorns
  • teaspoons two heaping of salt or omit if you prefer
  • 16 cups water


  1. If you are using leftover beef bones and they are already cooked great, you've omitted a step. If not, preheat your oven to 375 & put the bones into a large stock pot and bake them for 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven & spread tomato paste over the bones, tuck the onions, celery, carrots & garlic into the pot. Return it to the oven and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. Remove it from the oven & place it on the stove on medium high heat. Add the bay leaves, rosemary, peppercorns and salt to the stock pot. Add the wine & deglaze the pan, scraping all of the charred bits off the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the water, cover tightly and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover to vent and simmer on the stove for four hours.
  5. After four hours turn the stove off and allow the pot to cool. Once cool, strain out the bones and vegetables and discard.
  6. I recommend storing the stock in four cup containers (I use pickle jars) and freeze until you're ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Stock
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258
% Daily Value*
Sodium 463mg 19%
Potassium 850mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 222%
Vitamin C 25.5%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.