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Lamb Stock Recipe

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 - 8 cups


  • 2 pounds lamb bones
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 8 whole peppercorns


  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • In a large roasting pan, big enough to hold all the bones, spread out the bones in one layer and coat with a little vegetable oil. Roast the bones for one hour being sure to turn them once or twice so they don’t burn.
    If you think they are getting too brown too quickly, turn down the heat some and don’t roast as long. When done, remove from oven and reserve.
  • About 15 minutes before the bones are done roasting, heat a large stock pot over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil and when hot, add the onions. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Add the celery and carrots and cook for an additional 5 - 8 minutes. Transfer the bones to the stock pot and cover with water, about 12 cups.
  • Add the parsley and peppercorns to the pot. Bring to a boil and remove any foam or scum that forms.
  • Reduce the heat and cook at a simmer for about 2 - 2 ½ hours making sure to skim off any foam that comes back to the surface.
  • Take the stockpot off the heat and let it cool down before you strain it through a fine strainer. If you need to, use a colander and some cheesecloth. Discard the bones and vegetables.
  • Let the lamb stock cool down to room temperature before covering and refrigerating. You don’t want to work your fridge to hard by adding a hot container of stock to it.
  • As the lamb stock cools overnight, fat will surface to the top and get hard. Use a spoon to remove the surface fat and discard. The stock is now ready to use.


This homemade stock should be kept refrigerated and used within 4 days or frozen up to 4 months.