Beef Broth (Brodo Di Manzo)

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Total Time
5hrs 20mins
30 mins
4 hrs 50 mins

A rich-flavored beef stock that starts by roasting the bones.

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  1. Preheat oven to 450°; lightly rub the beef bones with olive oil and place in a heavy roasting pan.
  2. Roast the bones for about 20 minutes; add in the chopped onion; continue roasting 30 minutes, or until bones brown.
  3. Remove the bones and onion from the oven; carefully place in a large stockpot with the vegetables, herbs, and spices.
  4. Add water to cover by 4 inches; bring to a simmer.
  5. Skim off scum and fat until broth is clear.
  6. Simmer broth gently for 4 hours; strain the broth.
  7. Use immediately or refrigerate for later use. When broth is well chilled, carefully lift off any remaining congealed fat and discard it.