Rich and hearty, this easy recipe for Homemade Beef Stock is great to stockpile for the winter months. Deep, roasted flavor abounds in this simple bone broth that’s great for soup recipes or just on it’s own for a healthy, warming meal.

Homemade Beef Stock in a ball canning jar with a bulb of garlic in front of it.

Homemade Beef Stock

The backbone of so many recipes here, easy to make Beef Stock is like liquid gold. There’s nothing quite like a homemade stock and it couldn’t be simpler to make. Plus, there’s something comforting in knowing you’re simmering a big pot of heaven that’s going to feed you for many meals to come.

You can use beef stock in place of chicken stock to add more richness to a recipe (did you know that?) and nobody will even know. I’ve even passed off my favorite gravy recipe as turkey when, in fact, I used this meaty beef stock. Now you know my secret!

beef stock in a ball canning jar on a red and white dish towel.

How To Make Beef Stock

I like to keep things in the freezer to help my soup making a little easier…and tastier with richer, more bold flavors than if I use a box stock. I always have homemade Chicken Stock and Beef Stock on hand so my soups are the best they can be. And they’re surprisingly easy to make.

I like to roast my beef bones and veggies beforehand to ensure I have the Best Beef Stock ever.

  1. Arrange the beef bones and vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a stock pot and fill with water.
  5. Stir in herbs and seasonings.
  6. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer for 2-3 hours.
  7. Allow the beef stock to cool and then strain.
  8. Transfer to jars or airtight containers and store in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months.
ingredients for beef stock on a baking sheet

How To Use Beef Stock

It’s such a great addition to any recipe calling for beef stock like this beef stew or this easy Beef and Barley Soup. You’ll reach for the Very Best Beef Stock again and again….so make sure you make a big pot this weekend so you’re ready for your own soup bender.

We also love using it for this Beef Cabbage Soup, our favorite Short Rib Ragu and this EASY Mississippi Pot Roast!

two ball canning jars filled with homemade beef stock with garlic and a carrot in front of it.

More Easy Soup Recipes

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for MORE family dinner ideas!

Homemade Beef Stock in a ball canning jar with a bulb of garlic in front of it.

Get the Recipe: The Best Beef Stock Recipe

Homemade Beef Stock is so easy to make! This simple recipe maximizes flavor for the BEST stock ever.
5 from 2 votes


  • 5 pounds beef marrow bones, you can get them from well stocked grocery stores
  • 4 carrots, cut in half
  • 4 celery stalks, cut in half
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns


  • 1 stock pot


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Arrange bones, carrots, celery, onion and garlic in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the ingredients to a large stockpot and add cold water to cover. Stir in the parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt and peppercorns.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours.
  • Allow the stock to cool and strain.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Serving: 0g, Calories: 434kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1786mg, Potassium: 262mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 6215IU, Vitamin C: 22.5mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 4mg