How To Make Bone Broth

Bone Broth has many health benefits and is a great addition to any diet. But I started using it when I added intermittent fasting with my low carb high fat diet.

I discovered that making bone broth is really easy using a crock pot because the crock pot does all the work. I just threw it all in the pot.

How to Make Bone Broth

20160419_101057All you need to do is save any bones left over from dinner. You can use chicken, beef or fish bones. Or you can simply get some beef marrow bones from the store. I prefer to use bones from grass-fed beef as it is healthier.

I started with raw bones so I roasted them in a 350-degree oven for about 30. This helps to get the juices flowing.

Then I put them in my crockpot. I have a 6 quart slow cooker that is the perfect size for making broth. But you can use what you have. You can even do your broth on the stove top on low. Just keep in mind that it needs to cook for several hours so a good crockpot may be the best bet.

After I added the bones, I added my vegetables. Veggies help to give the broth some flavor. I use carrots, onion, celery and I also added a bay Leaf. I cut the veggies into big pieces as they will be thrown out when the broth is done.

Next, I added about a 1/4 cup of vinegar because it helps to break down the bones. Then I poured in filtered water until the veggies were just covered. And last but not least, I added salt and pepper.

Next, I turned my slow cooker on low and let it go for about 24 hours. I did it on a Saturday morning and finished the bone broth on Sunday. It is important to let the broth go long enough to extract all of the yummy nutrients from the bones.

After the broth cooled down, I took a strainer and removed all of the bones and veggies from the broth. Then I put the broth in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator.

After the broth chilled, the fat will separate and I simply took a spoon and scraped it off of the top.

This gave me enough broth for the week. I stored my broth in a large bowl in the fridge but I just ordered some mason jars as I think it will make it way easier to store the broth. All I will need to do is pour out what I need.

The broth should be good in the fridge for up to a week but if you prefer, you can freeze it using freezer bags. Just fill and then lay flat in the freezer.

I love the way it tastes and how it makes me feel.

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6 thoughts on “How To Make Bone Broth”

  1. Why don’t you just boil the bone only and boil the vegetables bit by bit and eat them?

    I’m curious because vegetables have fiber which helps you to feel full so that you eat less calories. To lose weight, don’t you need to eat less calories? Or am I missing something here?

    1. Hi Regina! I make the bone broth simply for the nutrients which come from the bone marrow. And the only way to really get all off the nutrients is to cook it down. I add the veggies just to give the broth a bit more flavor.

      And yes you are right, veggies have lots of fiber and when I make soup I always add lots of veggies. But usually I make bone broth for when I’m doing an intermittent fast. Or I sip it in the morning in order to break my morning fast.

      I also use bone broth as a base for soup and meals.

      I hope this helps to answer your question.

      If you have never tried bone broth, I highly recommend it. Your joints will feel amazing. But also I have found that my skin looks better and I just feel great!

  2. Wow! I had never heard of Bone Broth, until now. I can definitely use tips on being healthier. Might I add that I love slow cooker meals. They are a life saver. It is also great that you added the step for step instructions. Thank you for that. Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are very welcome Natasha. I always have bone broth on hand. I drink it daily but I also freeze it an use it as a base for soups. Enjoy!

  3. Hello Wendy,
    I like to make chicken or turkey soup with the bones boiled down as a base but I have not done this with beef or pork etc. Do you think there is a difference in health benefits from different kinds of bones?

    Do you notice the same benefits from chicken bones as from beef for example…or fish?

    I have also not cooked them for 24 hours like you recommend. I am going to try it now!


    1. I have use chicken, beef, fish and pork bones. They all taste different and they are all nutritious. Yeah 24 hours or longer is better. This way all the good nutrients and is pulled from the bones. Your body will love it. And it will taste amazing. The longer it goes the better.

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