Prep 12 hrs
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Entered for safe-keeping, adapted from Julianna Grimes, September 2010 Cooking Light. Calls for 6- or 8-quart pressure cooker. You can't beat a pressure cooker beef stock for richness, yet low sodium. If you don't have time to chill the stock overnight, cool the strained stock slightly and spoon off the excess fat for immediate use. After chilling, this stock will jiggle like Jello. Preparation time includes overnight chilling. Nice & thick!
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 lbs meaty beef bones with marrow
- 2 1⁄2 lbs beef shanks (1-inch-thick)
- 2 celery ribs, diagonally cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 large carrot, peeled and diagonally cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
- cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 1⁄2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 8 cups cold water
- OVEN ROASTING.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
- Brush tomato paste evenly over bones and shanks. Place bones and shanks in large roasting pan.
- Add celery, carrot, and onion to roasting pan. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Bake at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- PRESSURE COOKER.
- Transfer bone mixture to 6- or 8-quart pressure cooker. Add peppercorns, bay leaves, and parsley. Pour 8 cups COLD water over mixture.
- Close lid securely, and bring to high pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure. Cook for 35 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Use quick release method favored by your pressure cooker manufacturer: release pressure through steam vent, or place cooker under cold running water to release pressure.
- Remove lid, directing steam away from you. Let stand for 20 minutes.
- Strain stock through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a large bowl, pressing solids to release excess moisture. Discard solids.
- Cover and chill overnight. Skim solidified fat from surface and discard it.
- Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.