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Brown Sauce - Cheats Recipe
This stock will give you a good base for your Brown Sauce; it will lack a little character and that slight stickiness that is produced by marrow bones.
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For 1.7 litres/3 pints:
Beef Stock Cubes - we recommend Knorr
The vegetables listed under Brown Sauce (q.v.)
Dissolve the stock cubes in 4 litres/7 pints of cold water and bring this to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Add the vegetables and cook for an hour to extract all their flavour. - about an hour. Skim off any froth that comes to the surface.
Use as Brown Stock, but it won't make Consommé.