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Sources of affordable beef bones for stock [DTW]

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Sources of affordable beef bones for stock [DTW]

HillsofBeverly | Feb 22, 2013 11:52 AM

Hi 'hounds,

I was reading the Home Cooking board and got a hankering to make a good beef stock for soup. And then, oy vey, I went to E Mart/H Mart (why does it have 2 names?) to look at oxtails. I'd found a Pho recipe that called for 6 lbs of oxtails or bones. The E oxtails were nearly $7 pound - I'm not up for a $40 batch of stock. Especially when pork neck bones to make a good pork stock cost less than $5. Even more shocking - Wholefoods' paltry stock of oxtails was $1/lb cheaper than the ethic market! That is never supposed to happen!

How do all of you get around the (to me) unbelievable current prices for short ribs and oxtails and source stock bones? I'm thinking that Gratiot Central Market's beef vendors are worth a look for pricing on this. Or I just live with chicken and pork and veg stocks.

Thanks!

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