GAPS Intro Diet. Day 9. Stage 1, preparing for Stage 2.
When you're on the GAPS Diet, you have to prepare. You can't just whip together a beef stew. A rich, nutrient-dense and flavorful beef stock must be slow-cooked over low heat for a few hours. Luckily, this recipe allows you to "sleep on it."
homemade beef stock
makes 4-5 quarts
2 large soup bones [with a bit of meat attached]
2-4 bones with marrow [cut so that marrow is exposed]
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 carrots, cut into chunks
- Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot or pot with lid. Cover with water.
- If using a crock pot, cook on low for six hours or until meat falls easily off the bone.
- If using a pot on the stove top, bring water to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook, covered, for 4-6 hours or until meat falls easily off the bone.
- When done, strain and discard vegetables. Remove meat from soup bones and set aside for another meal. Scoop marrow out of bones and stir into broth. Discard bones.
- Pour stock into glass mason jars and store in your fridge or freezer. Stock will last in the fridge for 3-5 days. If you store it in the freezer, make sure to leave an inch or two of space in the top of the jar.
- Use in soups and stews or heat up a cup for a nourishing drink.