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Beef Stock
–an essential base–

First we have to point out that this is not a soup but a broth that serves as a base for preparing soups , creams, salsas and many more dishes. The broth’s job is to give more flavor to the dish that is being cooked .

The beef stock is an essential element that has to be present in every
kitchen , since there are many dishes that require more flavor or a good base. For those dishes there is this stock that is indispensable to enrich them .

This Mexican stock is characterized for having an elaborated, concentrated and fresh flavor; as many ingredients are used in its preparation – and as a good Mexican recipe it has some slight spicy notes. But that’s not all it also has a very special aroma.

About the Recipe

  • Making the beef stock is very simple, only ingredients have to be cut and cooked and that’s it.
  • To prepare the stock any piece of beef that you want can be used. Moreover we recommend using a cut with bone so the stock will have more flavor.
  • The recipe is given with pore because it gives more flavor to the stock but if you don’t get it 1/2 onion can also be used.
  • If you want to experience the stock with more ingredients, just add them.
  • Since the broth undergoes a slow cooking it lasts to be ready. But in this way the best flavor is obtained.
  • Recipe for about 3 qts of stock.


  • 2.2 lbs of Beef pieces
  • 2 Celery stalks (8.8 oz)
  • 2 Zucchinis (8.8 oz)
  • 2 Carrots (6.3 oz)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz)
  • 1 Ear of Corn (12.3 oz)
  • 1/2 Pore (7 oz)
  • 3 Garlic cloves (.4 oz)
  • 10 Coriander sprigs (3.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Food Container
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Peeler
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Knife

  • Directions

    Cut Ingredients

    1. Peel 2 carrots.
    2. Cut into chunks the carrots that were peeled, 2.2 lbs of beef pieces, 2 celery stalks, 2 zucchinis and 1 ear of corn. Upon completion put them in a saucepan.

    Cook the Ingredients

    1. Also add in the saucepan, along with the other ingredients:
    • 1 Jalapeno Pepper.
    • 1/2 Pore.
    • 3 Garlic cloves.
    • 10 Coriander sprigs.
    • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.
    • 10 Black Peppercorns.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.
    • 1 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. When it boils reduce to low heat and leave the broth cooking for 3 hours.

    Make sure that the ingredients are always covered with water because it will consume. If scum accumulates on the surface remove it.

    If the stock is prepared in pressure cooker, just cook it for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

    1. Remove from the beef stock, with a kitchen spoon, the ingredients that were cooked.
    2. Strain over a food container the beef stock.

    When the beef stock cools is possible that a fat layer will accumulate, if this happens remove it.

    Now you can Make
    Wonders with the Stock

    Beef Stock with its ingredients

    * After trying this broth you won’t be able to use artificial broths , that only distort the flavor of the final dish.

    Tip: The vegetables and beef that was used to prepare the stock can be used in other dishes like in the fried tacos or in a puchero soup.

    Variation: Stocks with other types of flavor: fish stock and chicken stock.

    Did you like the Beef Stock?

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    Additional Info

    Buy this ear of corn so your stock has the best flavor.

    These jalapeno peppers will give a very special hotness to your stock.

    To cook the stock you will need a large saucepan like the Excelsteel. The advantage of this saucepan is that it is very resistant because it is made of stainless steel and since its base is encapsulated it distributes better the heat.

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