Bret’s Vegetable Stock

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Recipe courtesy of Chef Bret Karpowich, In Common

Chef Bret Karpowich uses this vegetable stock in his Vegetarian Borscht recipe in our October 2021 video.  This recipe makes a large batch; Bret recommends freezing it and having it on hand as it can be used in many different ways.


  • 8-12 carrots
  • 2 heads of celery
  • 6 yellow onions
  • 10 litres of cold water


Place vegetables and water in a large pot. Let come to a full boil and then reduce to a simmer for 1-2 hours. Strain and let cool or can be used right away. Will last in the freezer for 3 weeks.

Watch Chef Bret Karpowich make Vegetarian Borscht with this veggie stock in our October 2021 video!

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