This is a simple beef broth that may be used as a stock for soups and other dishes. If you’d like to make a large quantity, double the recipe. Extra broth may be frozen for future use, either in small plastic containers or in an ice cube tray.
2 quarts (2 liters) water
2/3 pound (300 g.) stewing beef, preferably with a bone
2 carrots, peeled
1 onion, peeled and studded with a clove
1 bay leaf
2 tsp. sea salt or table salt
Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil over a high flame. Turn down the heat to medium. Cook partially covered for about an hour – the broth should remain at a simmer. Skim once or twice to remove any froth that forms. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer into a clean pot. The broth will have reduced by about half, leaving you with 1 quart or liter.