Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vegetable Broth

Veggies ready to be simmered

Results after simmering for over 14 hours

I made a HUGE batch of homemade vegetable broth the other night.

This is an affordable and preservative free method of having yummy tasting veggie broth for recipes and soups.
I used my largest roaster for this broth. I filled the roaster with carrots, celery, onion and a bag of spinach. The options are endless really. You can add beets, potatoes, corn, squash and so on. For spices I added some course salt, garlic, bay leaf and pepper. The great thing about making homemade is you can add these spices all to taste.

After the veggies and spices were in the roaster I filled the roaster to the top with water, put the lid on and slow cooked the veggies over night at 200 degrees in the oven. You can also use a crock pot but you wont yield as much broth.
This can also be done to make your own Turkey or Chicken broth. Just put your chicken carcass in the crock pot or roaster, add veggies like carrots and celery along with the same spices listed above. Fill the pot or roaster with water and simmer for many many hours. If you use a crock pot put the setting at low for 10 hours.
Most store bought broth contains MSG which is usually labeled as "natural flavouring". Be aware of all the ingredients. I tried to find ingredient lists at the Campbell's website and they have none listed. They provide the nutritional information but nothing further. I find it interesting that they don't feel confident enough in their own product to list the ingredients.

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