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beef stock cubes - are there any that aren't made of crap?

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thereistheball Fri 11-Sep-09 14:08:26

I live in France, and need beef stock cubes (or beef stock) for a beef bourgignon that I want to make in the slow cooker. Bought the most expensive cubes I could find but they are basically salt and MSG, which I loathe. I have some Marigold powder - would that do instead? Or do I need to find an alternative stock cube? Or can anyone suggest where I might get proper beef stock from?

aendr Mon 14-Sep-09 11:53:01

Have you tried asking in a butcher? My sister lives in Italy and she always gets her stock from a butcher.

silverwoodhelpdesk Mon 14-Sep-09 12:26:46

Why not make your own stock from beef bones? If you make enough, then really boil to reduse it to a good jelly, freeze in ice cube trays to keep in the freezer.

MrsMagnolia Mon 14-Sep-09 14:18:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

stubbyfingers Mon 14-Sep-09 16:47:17

I reckon Marigold would do fine too.

AvrilH Mon 14-Sep-09 16:51:07

What is wrong with MSG?

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