2½ pounds beef and/or veal bones 1 pound beef chuck or other stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 3-inch lengths 2 ribs celery, cut into 3-inch lengths 2 large onions, peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 6 chives 6 sprigs parsley 6 sprigs thyme 3 cloves garlic 12 peppercorns
Nutritional information per serving (1cup): Calories 17 (1% from fat) • carb. 18g • pro. 38g • fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 20mg • calc. 14mg • fiber 0g
Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange bones, beef cubes, and vegetables in a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast for 25 minutes, then turn and roast for an additional 25 minutes. Tie chives, parsley and thyme into a bundle using butcher’s twine. Transfer browned bones, meat, and vegetables to the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart® Slow Cooker. Add bundle of herbs, garlic cloves and peppercorns. Cover with 8 cups cold water. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 8 hours and press Simmer; slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed. Strain, reserving stock; discard solids. Cover and refrigerate. Fat will solidify and come to the top. Remove and discard fat. Keep stock refrigerated until ready to use, up to 5 days, or freeze. Hint: Freeze in 1-cup amounts to have ready to thaw and use.
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