Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Homemade Turkey Stock

From Homemade Not Pre-Made
Ever wondered what to do with that large leftover turkey carcass, knowing that something could be done with it but you have never been sure? Well here is your answer! You can use the recipe twice using the same ingredients. Better and homemade stock than store bought you have no worry about running to the store next time you need stock!Also, since it is made in a slow cooker you do not need to worry about it being in the way while you prepare other meals.

Shopping List
  • One turkey carcass
  • 2 cup of potato peels (about 4 to 5 small or 3 large)
  • 2 cup of the butt end of a stalk of celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 10 cups of water
Slow cooker
Measuring cup
Chopping Board
Cutting Knife
Large bowl

Time 16 hours 20 minutes
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 8 hours
Yield Roughly 2.5 Quarts

Time To Get Slow Cooking!!!
Turn slow cooker on low and set for 5 hours 30 minutes
Make sure that the turkey carcass is as stripped as you can get it
Use your hands if you must, trust us, it is fun
Rough chop celery, quarter onion and peel potatoes
Put into whatever the turkey was cooked in along with turkey carcass (if you still have it)
Add a small amount of hot water to collect any oils or fats that might have become stuck to the bottom of the pan
Add all contents to a slow cooker
Add water and make sure everything has been covered
You may need to adjust the carcass to get if fully submerged
Put on lid and leave alone for 5 hours
After 5 hours, make sure that everything is as submerged as possible
Add more water if needed
Now turn on the slow cooker to high for 3 hours
Lid again and leave alone
After 3 hours turn off slow cooker and remove bowl
Get your preferred strainer and a very large bowl
Set the strainer into the bowl and pour all contents into strainer, letting the bowl catch the liquid
You might need help on this one
Some stuff may fall into the broth bowl, using the strainer again simply fish around until you have removed the large pieces
Put everything that you caught in the strainer back into the slow cooker and cover with water and repeat!

Serving size is 1 cup. Mix into soups, stuffings or dressing. Can replace water or any other liquid that may needed in a recipe

Storing and Reheating
Store in bottles or containers in either the fridge or freezer. It will last in the fridge for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer indefinitely.

Nutritional Facts
Calories 25
Fat .5g
Carbs 1g
Protein 4g
compared to a store bought product
Calories 20
Fat 0g
Carbs 1g
Protein 3g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories +5
Fat +.5g
Carbs 0g
Protein +1g

Cost Comparison
Recipe Cost: $2.35
Cost Per Serving: $0.24
compared to a purchased recipe or product
Purchased Product on Average: $3.08
Cost Per Serving: $0.77
You Save on Average Per Servings: $0.53

-If you would like to make your stock go farther feel free to cut it with equal parts water. It will decrease calories significantly as well as will make your stock last much longer and the taste won't be as strong which might suit what you need it for.
-You can also use chicken or pork bones if you do not have a turkey carcass laying around. Just make sure to fully cover the bones with water.

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