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Beef stock

What is beef stock? About the ingredient beef stock. Including 1,060 recipes with beef stock, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Beef stock, bouillon, or beef broth is a flavoured water preparation made by simmering various ingredients in water, including some or all of the following. Beef, leftover cooked meat, is often used along with beef bones.

Fresh meat makes a superior stock and cuts rich in connective tissue such as shin or shoulder of beef or veal are commonly recommended, either alone or added in lower proportions to the remains of cooked poultry to provide a richer and fresher-tasting stock. Quantities recommended are invariably in the ratio of 1 part fresh meat to 2 parts water.


Veal and beef bones are most commonly used. The flavour of the stock comes from the cartilage and connective tissue in the bones. Connective tissue has collagen in it, which gets converted into gelatin that thickens the liquid.

Stock made from bones needs to be simmered for longer than stock made from meat. Pressure cooking methods shorten the time necessary to extract the flavour from the bones.


A combination of onions, carrots, celery, and sometimes other vegetables. Often the less desirable parts of the vegetables (such as carrot skins and celery ends) are used since they will not be eaten.

Herbs & Spices

The herbs and spices used when making beef stock depend on availability and local traditions. In classical cuisine, the use of a bouquet garni (or bundle of herbs) consisting of parsley, bay leaves, a sprig or two of thyme, and possibly other herbs, is common.

This is often placed in a sachet or tied together to make it easier to remove once the stock is cooked.

Today, ready-made stock and stock cubes consisting of dried, compressed stock ingredients are readily available. These are commonly known as bouillon cubes in the US or oxo cubes, after a common brand of stock cube sold in Britain or cooking base.

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Knorr Homestyle Stock Beef Concentrated Broth, Beef 4.66 oz, 4 ct

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Minor's Beef Base, Instant Stock and Bouillon, Great for Soups and Sauces, 0 Trans Fat, 16 oz Bulk Container

Minor's Beef Base, Instant Stock and Bouillon, Great for Soups and Sauces, 0 Trans Fat, 16 oz Bulk Container

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Swanson 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth, 32 oz.

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Crafted with a blend of delicious beef stock and perfectly simmered with the flavors of garden vegetables Packaged in a 32 oz. twist-cap, resealable carton 50% less sodium than our regular beef broth 100% natural, 100% fat free, gluten free No MSG added, no preservatives or artificial flavors


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Swanson Beef Stock, 32 oz. Carton

Swanson Beef Stock, 32 oz. Carton

by Swanson

Crafted from real beef and bones 100% natural, fat free, gluten free Great with savory meats and sauces. For recipe ideas, No preservatives or artificial flavors, No MSG added [except for a small amount of glutamate that naturally occurs in yeast extract] Packaged in a resealable, twist-cap carton


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Minor's Original Formula Beef Base, 16 ounce

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (240g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 2.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1.3
Protein 4.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Beef stock is usually found in the soups section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Beef stock is a member of the Soups, Sauces, and Gravies USDA nutritional food group.

How much does beef stock weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 240


In Chinese:牛股票
British (UK) term: Beef stock
en français:bouillon de boeuf
en español:caldo de carne

Recipes using beef stock

There are 1071 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Basic Shepherds Pie
Basic Swedish Meatballs
Bbq (Barbecue) Baked Beef Ribs
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Beef Bourguignon for Two
Beef Stew in A Crockpot

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