35+ Simple Recipes that Use Beef Broth

Beef broth is a kitchen staple with a wide range of uses. It’s the base for countless soups and stews, but its versatility extends far beyond these classic dishes. Here’s 35+ delicious recipes that use beef broth.

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With its versatility and endless possibilities, beef broth is a valuable ingredient to have on hand.

Whether you make your own bone broth from scratch, or you just have a few boxes of stock on hand, beef broth adds depth and flavor to an array of recipes. From savory sauces and risotto to comforting pot pies and stews…

Here are some delicious ways to incorporate beef broth into your cooking:

French Onion Chicken cooked in skillet and sprinkled with parsley
This creamy French Onion Chicken is a simple yet crave-worthy dinner that’s made in one skillet! Tender chicken breasts are covered in a rich gravy with caramelized onions, then piled with Gruyere and baked to form a perfectly melty, cheesy layer on top.
French Onion Chicken
Overhead shot of stroganoff in serving bowl topped with chives.
This traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe features beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
Beef Stroganoff
Sous vide prime rib arranged on platter with roasted potatoes and rosemary sprigs.
Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast is tender, juicy and perfectly cooked every time. It’s a perfect dish for the holidays.
Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast
Onion gravy in large skillet with spoon.
Learn how to make gravy without drippings using this red wine onion gravy recipe! Luxurious and incredibly savory, it’s an easy homemade gravy made from simple, yet flavor-packed ingredients.
Onion Gravy
Instant pot chili in bowl with sour cream, cheese and onions.
This is the best Instant Pot Chili recipe! A hearty one-pot chili that cooks up quick & easy with the help of your pressure cooker. 
Instant Pot Chili
Ladle pouring beef gravy onto bowl of mashed potatoes.
Learn how to make beef gravy with beef drippings or beef broth! With only 10 minutes of hands-on work, it’s surprisingly simple and yields rich and beefy brown gravy every time. Perfect for french fries, meat, potatoes, and more!
Beef Gravy
Side view of two bowls of french onion soup in crockery topped with baguette slices & melted cheese.
Instant Pot French Onion soup with delicious caramelized onions, beef broth, and melty Gruyere cheese croutons is the ultimate comfort food soup recipe.
Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Two smoked beef short ribs in brown bowl on top of mashed potatoes.
Learn how to make Smoked Beef Short Ribs! Smoking them low and slow with a tangy spritz and red wine braising liquid results in delicate and perfectly seasoned meat every time.
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
Bowl of cabbage roll soup topped with dollop of sour cream & fresh dill.
This Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work. Make this simple recipe on the stove, in the instant pot, or in a slow cooker.
Cabbage Roll Soup
Overhead shot of french dip burgers on platter with bowl of au jus.
Flavorful onion au jus compliments these delectable burgers topped with melted Gruyere cheese to make a perfect French Dip Burger.
French Dip Burgers
Overhead shot of beef stew in bowl on wood background.
Instant Pot Beef Stew is the perfect cozy meal for chilly days. With this easy recipe, tender chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots cook together in a flavorful sauce with red wine. This hearty and savory dish will be on your menu over and over all season!
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Overhead shot of two bowls of french onion soup dumplings.
These French Onion Soup Dumplings put a tasty spin on a favored Chinese dish. Gruyere, chicken, and spinach-filled wontons are pan-fried and served in a rich and flavorful French onion soup broth. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
French Onion Soup Dumplings
Pot roast, potatoes, and carrots in white bowl.
Instant Pot Pot Roast is hands-down the fastest and easiest version of this classic comfort food! It’s fall-apart tender, moist, and covered in a flavorful red wine gravy. Plus the creamy baby potatoes and tender carrots are made right in the same pot!
Instant Pot Chuck Roast
This Irish Stout Braised Lamb Pie is loaded with potatoes, vegetables and herbs in a rich gravy. This recipe is perfect for Sunday supper!
Recipe: The Sage Apron
Irish Stout Beer Braised Lamb Pie
Tender and flavourful, slow-cooked short rib ragu is perfect for serving with hearty pasta or polenta. Total comfort food and so delicious.
Recipe: Urban Farm and Kitchen
Short Rib Ragu
Craving classic beef barley soup like grandma used to make? This old fashioned vegetable beef soup with pearl barley, mushrooms & kale is the best!
Recipe: Garlic and Zest
Classic Beef Barley Soup
My take on classic shepherd’s pie recipe! A soul-warming ground lamb pie with herbs, spices, topped with cheesy Irish cheddar mashed potatoes.
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Shepherd’s Pie with Cheesy Potatoes
My recipe for pressure cooker barbacoa beef. I make my barbacoa beef in the instant pot. Just toss it all in and you get better than Chipotle shredded beef.
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Pressure Cooker Barbacoa Beef
This savory, satisfying pho can be prepared in 45 minutes, making it a convenient option for busy weeknights.
Recipe: Once Upon a Chef
Beef Pho
A fast, cozy and comforting one pot, Leftover Roast Beef and Wild Rice Soup is a family friendly meal in a bowl.
Recipe: The Family Food Kitchen
Leftover Roast Beef and Wild Rice Soup
We’re patiently waiting for the sunshine to come back and warm us up. Until then, this hearty meatball stew recipe is here to keep you and yours cozy and toasty.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Meatball Stew
Beef Noodle Soup
This cozy Beef Noodle Soup recipe is stove top and slow cooker friendly. It has hearty bites of seasoned beef, vegetables, a savory broth, and delicious egg noodles.
Recipe: The Cozy Cook
Beef Noodle Soup
Ground Beef Stir Fry
Try this Ground Beef Stir Fry recipe and it might just end up in your weekly rotation! It’s packed with veggies and reheats really well.
Recipe: Foxes Love Lemons
Ground Beef Stir Fry
Known in French as “Oeuf en Meurette”, this classic dish from Burgundy is a poached egg served on toast, and in a silky red wine sauce with mushrooms, pancetta bits and pearl onions.
Recipe: Pardon Your French
Burgundy Poached Egg in Red Wine Sauce on Toast
Brisket Cowboy Beans are better-than-baked beans with brisket, simmered in a thick sauce made with tomatoes, beef broth, barbecue sauce, and no added sugar.
Recipe: Dinner Then Dessert
Brisket Cowboy Beans
Creamy parmesan mushroom risotto that is earthy and hearty. An easy and less intimidating approach to making risotto.
Recipe: The Bold Appetite
Parmesan Mushroom Risotto
Bangers and mash recipe with bite-sized sausages over a roasted garlic mashed potato smothered in a beer and onion gravy.
Recipe: Pups with Chopsticks
Deconstructed Bangers and Mash
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast – The most amazing pot roast ever! Made in the IP in just a fraction of the time. So juicy and melt-in-your-mouth tender!
Recipe: Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Beef plov is a Ukrainian take on beef rice pilaf! Featuring savory beef, veggies, chickpeas, spices, and rice, it’s satisfying and delicious.
Recipe: Silk Road Recipes
Beef Rice Pilaf
This baked French onion gnocchi is like a heartier version of the classic soup! Tender gnocchi is baked in a flavorful caramelized onion beef broth.
Recipe: Whole and Heavenly Oven
Baked French Onion Gnocchi
This slow-cooked beef shin stew is rich and flavourful. It is the perfect comfort food recipe served with fluffy Parmesan dumplings.
Recipe: Simply Delicious Food
Beef Shin Stew with Parmesan Dumplings
I’m about to marry this Italian Wedding Soup recipe! Juicy meatballs, tiny pasta, & a mountain of greens makes you feel healthy & satisfied.
Recipe: The Food Charlatan
Beef Broth Italian Wedding Soup
This recipe for Beef Pozole Rojo is a perfect stew for colder days. Packed with veggies with just a tad spiciness this is one the entire family will love.
Recipe: Aimee Mars
Beef Pozole Rojo
This Sweet Potato Chowder is everything you need on a cold autumn evening! Chunky and creamy, this soup is the epitome of hearty.
Recipe: Olivia's Cuisine
Sweet Potato Chowder with Brisket
The most delicious Ukrainian beef borscht recipe, with beets, potatoes, and cabbage! This hearty beet soup is a Ukrainian staple!
Recipe: Tatyana's Everyday Food
Classic Beef Borscht

Tips for using beef stock

  • Choose the right broth: Different types of beef broth have varying flavors and sodium levels. Choose a broth that fits your recipe and dietary needs.
  • Season to taste: Don’t be afraid to adjust the seasoning of your broth to suit your preferences. Add herbs, spices, or even a splash of wine for extra flavor.

How long does beef broth last?

  • Unopened, commercially canned broth: Can last up to 3-5 years when stored in a cool, dry pantry.
  • Unopened, commercially boxed broth: Can last up to 1 year when stored in a cool, dry pantry.
  • Homemade broth: Should be refrigerated within 2 hours of cooking and can last for 3-4 days.
  • Frozen broth: Can last for 6 months to 1 year in a freezer-safe container.

Opened broth:

  • Opened commercially canned or boxed broth: Should be refrigerated and used within 4-5 days.
  • Opened homemade broth: Should be refrigerated and used within 3-4 days.

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35+ Recipes that Use Beef Broth

Beef broth is a kitchen staple with a wide range of uses. Here's 35+ delicious recipes that use beef broth. Try this traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe. It features beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, garlic powder, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Pat the beef dry with paper towels and add to the flour mixture in the bowl; toss to coat.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches (don’t crowd the pan), add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the brandy and wine and cook, scraping the pan with a spoon, about 1 minute. Return the meat to the pot and add the beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer one cup of broth to a small bowl; add the remaining 3 tbsp. flour and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the pot. Season to taste.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the meat mixture. Simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • Stir in the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve stroganoff over buttered noodles. Garnish with additional sour cream, plus chopped chives.


Store leftover stroganoff in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to three months. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating. Reheat over moderate heat on the stove, or in the microwave.
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Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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