What Is Condensed Beef Broth?

Condensed beef broth is regular-strength broth that is simmered or boiled to evaporate certain components, such as water, and develop a more concentrated beef flavor. It takes approximately 1.5 cups of regular-strength broth to make 1 cup of condensed broth.

A 1/2-cup serving of condensed broth and a 1-cup serving of regular-strength broth contain 15 calories, 2 grams of protein and approximately 830 to 860 milligrams of sodium. Condensing beef broth produces a flavor that closely resembles the richness of stock. Broth is typically made with the meat of an animal, while stock is made with the bones. Because the cost of condensed and regular-strength broths is similar, choosing which type of broth to use depends on the flavor preference and the recipe being prepared.