Broth is a rich, flavorful cooking ingredient made from the simmering of a variety of meats, vegetables, and spices in water.
Simmer time: 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Typically used in recipes where you want to enrich the flavors of your dish or side, although it is also delicious on its own. Try using broths for:
Homemade soups (start with Swanson for a flavorful foundation).
Superior sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, rice, and steamed vegetables (adds both flavor and moisture).
Stock is made similar to broth but includes simmering bones in addition to a variety of meats, vegetables, and spices in water. These ingredients also simmer for a longer period of time to enhance the flavor.
Simmer time: 4 to 6 hours.
The longer simmering time results in a full-bodied richer flavor.
Stock is used as a higher quality ingredient in recipes where you want to enrich your dish or side with more flavor. Try using stocks for:
Deglazing your pan when browning meats. Perfect when making a stew.
Your base for delicious skillet sauces or for a full-bodied gravy.
Bone broth is a further evolution of broths and stocks, made from the simmering of bones in addition to a variety of meats, vegetables, and spices in water. These ingredients simmer for the longest period of time to maximize the flavor derived from the cooking process.
Simmer time: 12 to 48 hours.
The long simmering time creates a bone broth with full-bodied flavor and naturally occurring collagen protein.
Bone broth can be enjoyed in several ways. Some of our favorite ways to enjoy it are as:
A warm and savory beverage – add flavors like lemon or ginger for a delicious twist
A flavorful foundation for your favorite homemade soup, skillet, or side dish recipe