Beef Broth: Easy Slow-Cooker Method

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 12 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean round steak
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 4½ cups water

Directions

  • Cut beef into several pieces; add to slow cooker with all other Ingredients. Use high setting until mixture reaches a boil, then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer, covered, overnight, or up to 16 hours.
  • Remove beef and drain on paper towels to absorb any fat. Strain broth, discarding meat and vegetables. (You don’t want to eat vegetables cooked directly with the beef because they will have absorbed too much of the residue fat.) Put broth in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours or overnight; this allows time for fat to congeal on top of broth. Remove hardened fat and discard. Broth will keep in refrigerator for a few days. Freeze any you won’t use within that time.
  • To serve, add defatted broth to a sauce pan and heat. Serve plain or use in any recipe that calls for beef broth.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean round steak
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 4½ cups water

Directions

  • Cut beef into several pieces; add to slow cooker with all other Ingredients. Use high setting until mixture reaches a boil, then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer, covered, overnight, or up to 16 hours.
  • Remove beef and drain on paper towels to absorb any fat. Strain broth, discarding meat and vegetables. (You don’t want to eat vegetables cooked directly with the beef because they will have absorbed too much of the residue fat.) Put broth in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours or overnight; this allows time for fat to congeal on top of broth. Remove hardened fat and discard. Broth will keep in refrigerator for a few days. Freeze any you won’t use within that time.
  • To serve, add defatted broth to a sauce pan and heat. Serve plain or use in any recipe that calls for beef broth.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories10
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium10mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein2g