I recently discovered that a really great homestead blog, Homestead Acres, has a YouTube channel that is packed with great videos on this homeschooling, homesteading family sharing their experiences on their thriving homestead.
This is one video on a series on homesteading, and I think it’s a really useful recipe for one who is trying to build up a good stockpile for your home or homestead. What’s cool about this recipe is that you start baking broth out of beef bones, which is not only a really economical way to store calories, it’s also insanely nutritious.
The beef soup is canned using a pressure canner, which is a bit of an investment, but well worth it if you want to seriously expand your stockpile with nutritious and caloric canned foods. Pressure canning allows you to preserve things like beans and meat, so while water bath canning, which can be done without a pressure canner, is great for fruit and vegetables, a pressure canner is what you want if you want to store protein and fat, which you’ll need for serious long-term survival or self-reliance.
That’s why I love this recipe: it uses the very affordable base of bones and vegetables for a hearty, healthy soup that will provide serious sustenance, whether you want to produce a lot of meals in a short period of time or prepare for hard times ahead. Enjoy!
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