Easy Stocks and Broths You Can Make at Home

Last Updated October 17, 2017
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beef stock
Beef Stock from The Magic of Broths by Nick Sandler

In general, a stock is made with animal bones with the gelatin acting as a thickener. A broth is made with cuts of meat -- or just vegetables -- and is typically thin and clear. Making stocks and broths at home is so easy, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. We have traditional stocks -- chicken and beef -- and are excited to try new soup bases like asparagus broth, mushroom broth, and more.

Asparagus Stock

Asparagus Stock
I make asparagus stock with the trimmed-off ends of asparagus spears. You can hold the stock in the fridge but it tends to ferment in a few days, so it is best to freeze or pressure can it. There is...

Stalky stock

This stock can be made with a whole lot of different kitchen scraps. Add the carcass of roasted poultry for a meatier flavor. Or (and this one reason why you should buy whole fish) use fish bones,...

The Magic of Broths: Beef Stock

beef bone broth
From The Magic of Broths, Nick Sandler shows you how to make a basic bone broth with beef.

Shiitake Broth

The essence of great Ramen is a great broth.

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock
Freeze stock in quarts for soups or in ice cube trays to add a couple of the cubes when making rice, risotto, or stir-frying. Regardless of the definition, stocking up to enhance your meals is easy...

Sweet Potato Broth

In a pinch for a vegetarian guest, the Randalls came up with this improvised broth using ingredients they had on hand. Turns out, it's fabulous and now a favorite.

Magic Mineral Broth

This is my signature savory broth. Its creation was that wonderful moment when everything came together in the kitchen to create something truly healing. (I must have been channeling someone’s...
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