One scrap, two scrap, three scrap, floor…. Ok, Morgan what the heck are you trying to say?! It was a chilly (windy) Fall day in this windy city today, so soup was my first priority. My fiance had chicken he needed to use, so I told him we should ALSO make chicken chili. Naturally I went to the grocery store and forgot one of the most important ingredients for his chili – BROTH!!! That being said, I used the scraps for my vegetarian noodle soup to make a homemade vegetable broth for him to use.
I mean I don’t want to brag or anything but the broth ended up tasting FANTASTIC! I’m not so sure i’ll ever buy broth from a store again unless i’m in a hurry. It had aromas of carrot, celery, onion, garlic, and parsley. Honestly, it tasted just like a boxed broth, but better.
I’ve seen so many people make homemade broth online before but I never really realized how easy it was to do. While it looks like there are a bunch of ingredients needed, it’s really only the scraps of your vegetables (or juices from your meats). If you’re not in the mood to make broth with your scraps right away, feel free to bag all of your scraps and freeze them until you’re ready!
Vegetable Broth made from the scraps of carrots, onions, garlic, parsley, and celery.
- Carrot Scraps
- Celery Scraps & Stalks
- 1/4 cup Parsley or less
- 2 Onion ends (cut off both sides of the onion)
- Onion Skins
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 8 + cups of water
- Garlic Salt to taste
Throw all of the ingredients into a large pot.
Add in the water (enough to cover the ingredients) & stir.
Allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes.
Use a strainer to drain the broth into a container.
You may freeze if you'd like!
Use this recipe when you’re in the mood for homemade chili or soup! I’ve got plenty of recipes!