One recipe using beef bones for soup is an old fashioned vegetable beef soup. According to RecipeTips.com, the beef bones add a richer flavor to the soup than adding just the meat itself.
RecipeTips.com suggests using soup bones, short ribs or oxtail in the recipe. Necessary ingredients include 2 pounds of meaty soup bones, cooking oil, carrots, celery and an onion. In addition, potatoes, green beans and chopped tomatoes are included. In addition, spices used in the soup include pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and about 1 tablespoon of an herb of the cook's choice.
To make the soup, take the extra fat off of the soup bones. Mix the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder, and rub over the soup bones. Pour the cooking oil into a soup pot, and add the soup bones. Cook these until they're browned. Chop the carrots, celery and onion, then add these to the soup bones. Add 6 cups of water to the pot and let the soup simmer until the meat is tender, about two hours. Add in the other vegetables and herbs, and let the soup simmer for another 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to the soup to taste, then take out the bones. Put the edible meat back into the pot to finish the recipe.