This basic beef stock will take your soups a sauces to the next level. Just ask your local butcher to save some bones for you. They will typically save them and cut them for a nominal fee. A little gratuity never hurts.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the bones on a roasting pan and roast for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and brush with the tomato paste.
Lay the vegetables over the bones. Return to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
Place the pan on the stove and deglaze with the wine, scraping the bottom of the pan for browned particles.
Put this mixture in a large stock pot. Add the peppercorns, garlic, and herbs. Season with salt. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Cook for 4 hours. Remove from the heat and skim off any fat that has risen to the surface. Strain the liquid and discard the bones.
Refridgerate over night and remove solid fat from top of container. Store in refridgerator for up to 3 days and freeze for up to 3 months.
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