Last week you made your favorite spicy soup and now you're left staring at the leftover stock in your fridge. What to do? There's actually a lot more potential for your stock than just soup, and these recipes with beef broth are the perfect example. Use it to add richness to polenta, braise meat and veggies or make a one-pot meal. The possibilities are endless and extremely tasty. Whether you call it stock, broth or even bone broth, here's how to get the most out of this ingredient.
Beef broth does an awesome job of deglazing all the yummy bits stuck to your pan from sautéing vegetables. Scrape away! That’s the key to a flavor-packed ragu. Serve this at your next date night or family dinner if you're feeling fancy. (via the Gourmet Gourmand)
Easy Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup
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If you love soup, then it doesn't have to be winter to enjoy this recipe. Chicken broth makes it extra flavorful and it's the perfect dinner for any evening you need a bit of extra comfort.
Any ramen lover knows that homemade stock is the most important part of ramen. It’s recommended that the broth simmers with plenty of bones and fat for six to 12 hours so it becomes thick and gelatinous. Make ahead and keep in your freezer to give instant ramen new meaning. (via Curious Nut)
Braising is the technique you need to master to turn tough meats and vegetables into melt-in-your-mouth dishes. First, brown your ingredients to create a tasty crust that seals in flavor, then slow cook with a small amount of stock, vegetables and spices. This oxtail falls off the bone after a few hours of simmering. (via Ang Sarap)
Lebanese Chicken And Rice
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Chicken stock adds some body to this mix of mushrooms and rice. We're obsessed with the spice choices, but you can feel free to change up the ratios or add your favorite spices.
These potatoes become super tender as the braising broth simmers. Once the stock reduces, it coats the potatoes in a garlicky sauce. These might be your new favorite potatoes, and we wouldn't blame you if you made them every time you're invited to a potluck. (via A Beautiful Plate)
While you can cook polenta with water, cooking polenta with stock packs a major flavor boost. LIFE. CHANGED. Try it with different stocks until you find a taste that you like the best. It's like a flavor adventure every time you cook! (via Green Healthy Cooking)
Curry Pearl Barley Porridge With Tomatoes, Coriander, Lime and Almonds
Grains, like this pearl barley, get an upgrade when you add stock to the equation. Try a stock that's made from chicken or mushrooms for a hearty meal with a meaty taste. Toppings like fresh herbs and tomatoes will cut that full flavor with a fresh taste. (via Madeline Lu)
You only need a cup of broth to serve four peeps with this sweet potato curry recipe. So you’ve got enough to spare for this filling curry that only calls for a handful of key ingredients. Hello, easy weeknight dinner! (via Pinch of Yum)
Risotto is a vacuum for flavor, which is exactly why you need a good amount of stock for this fontina risotto. Seriously. Keep adding stock until your risotto becomes velvety, and you can even mix stocks if you're feeling adventurous. It’s a recipe for success. (via Half Baked Harvest)
Mushroom Gravy Recipe with Beef Broth
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Mushroom gravy is already delicious on its own, but beef stock adds some extra flavor that we can't get enough of. If you're not a fan of meat stocks, just swap for veggie instead for some of that saltiness.
This rustic pot pie is something you’d find on a cold winter night. It’s hearty and full of decadent flavors from leeks, turkey stock and cream. Close your eyes and pretend you're in an English pub; bonus points if you serve it with a cider. (via Port and Fin)
This is the fast food of curries because it takes a mind boggling 10 minutes to whip up AND it has actual fast food in it. This is a game changing, spicy late night eat you’ll be thankful for come dinnertime...and the next morning too. (via Lady and Pups)
This spicy noodle curry marries Chinese and Malaysian food. Even if you don’t know what that tastes like, you’re going to be pumped for this dish. It’s packed with bright flavors like ginger, lemongrass, dried shrimp and curry. Curry laksa is also a great a cold remedy. (via Lady and Pups)
One-pot meals frequently save weeknight dinners. Opt for this one-pot chicken couscous instead of take out the next time you need an easy meal. It’s WAY better for you and it tastes better too. (via Brit + Co)
When you think of comfort food, it’s hard not to picture chicken and dumplings. Use homemade stock for the most comforting, flavorful chicken and dumplings you’ve ever had. Then rest your head on some of those pillowy, starchy dumplings. Yum. (via the Foodie Physician)
Give soups a boost with a few cups of stock like in this creamy roasted carrot soup. It’ll make for a light but satisfying meal when you're not sure whether you're hungry. (via Feed Me Phoebe)
Throw beans, veggies, diced tomatoes and stock in your slow cooker before you hit the hay and in the morning you’ll find this beautiful chili. It’s like Christmas morning for chili enthusiasts. Don't forget to top with cheese and sour cream. (via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)
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