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1. Place soupbones in a large shallow roasting pan. Bake in a 450 degree F. oven about 30 minutes or until well browned, turning once. Place soupbones in a large Dutch oven. Pour 1/2 cup water into the roasting pan, scraping up crusty browned bits. Add water mixture to Dutch oven. Add carrots, onions, celery, parsley, peppers, bay leaves, basil, garlic, salt, and 10 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 3-1/2 hours. Remove soupbones.
2. Pour broth through a large sieve or colander lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Discard vegetables and seasonings. If desired, clarify broth.* If using the broth while hot, skim fat. (Or chill broth, then lift off fat.) If desired, when bones are cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and reserve meat for another use. Discard bones. Store broth and reserved meat, if any, in separate covered containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 6 months. Makes about 8 cups broth.