It's easy to make and it's FREE when you make it at home and there's so much you can do with it. (Store bought stock is expensive.)
Here's how I make my beef stock:
First, I cook my hamburger meat in water. I add mushrooms, onions, seasonings, whatever I want to season my meat with.
When the meat is finished cooking I strain it over a bowl. All of the beef flavored water drains into the bowl. Then I return the meat mixture to the pan where I can finish my meal.
Here's my "beef stock"!
I can use it right away to flavor soups, mashed potatoes, make gravy...there's so many things you can do with it!
Or, you can save it in a jar.
You can put it in the fridge until you need it.
Or, you can save it up and can it for a delicious winter soup!
It's that easy! It doesn't look like much but after a week, I usually have enough to work with; and I did it without spending money or feeding my kids any of those additives and preservatives! Definitely a Win-Win situation.