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  • Clara Leung

What do you use beef bone marrow for?

Beef bone marrow is a rich and decadent ingredient packed with flavour and offers a range of culinary possibilities. Here we explore the various uses of beef bone marrow and how it can elevate your dishes to new heights.

1. Enhancing Stocks and Sauces

Beef bone marrow is often used to add depth and richness to stocks and sauces. By roasting the bones and then simmering them in water or broth, you can extract the gelatinous goodness from the marrow, which adds a velvety texture and a savoury taste to your cooking. Whether you're making a classic beef stock or a reduction sauce, incorporating beef bone marrow can take your signature sauce to the next level.

2. Spreading on Toast

One of the most popular ways to enjoy beef bone marrow is by spreading it on toast. The creamy and buttery texture of the marrow pairs perfectly with a crusty piece of bread. Simply roast the beef bones until the marrow becomes soft and scoopable, and serve with toasted baguette slices sprinkled with sea salt and fresh herbs for an irresistibly popular appetiser.

3. Adding Flavour to Meat Dishes

Another fantastic use for beef bone marrow is to enhance the flavour of meat dishes. You can incorporate marrow into ground meat mixtures for burgers or meatballs, giving them a luxurious and juicy texture. Additionally, stuffing bone marrow into cuts of meat, such as roasts or steaks, allows the marrow to melt and infuse its rich flavours throughout the dish. The result is a tender and succulent meat that will leave your guests craving more.

4. A Dish on its Own

Last but not least, beef bone marrow can be served on its own - grilled and garnished with breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon zest for a quick and easy entrée.


Beef bone marrow is versatile, delicious and can elevate your menu to new heights. Whether you're enhancing stocks and sauces, using to add a little something-something to your entrée selection or that special zing to your meat mains, beef bone marrow offers a rich and decadent taste that will impress even the most discerning palates. Next time you come across beef bones, don't let the marrow go to waste – put it to good use and unlock a world of culinary possibilities.


Contact your Andrews Meat sales representative for pricing and selections on beef bone marrow.



Can I use beef bone marrow in vegetarian dishes?

  • While beef bone marrow is not suitable for vegetarian dishes, there are plant-based alternatives available, such as vegetable marrow, which can provide a similar texture and flavour profile. Ask your Andrews Meat sales representative for more details.

Are there any health benefits to consuming beef bone marrow?

  • Beef bone marrow is a nutrient-dense ingredient that contains essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and vitamin B12. It may also support joint health and aid in digestion.


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