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Best Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Have you ever made your own beef bone broth? It's fairly easy to make and it's healthy! After all, it's touted to be rich in substances like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, glucosamine, chondroitin, vitamin A, vitamin K2, zinc, iron, boron, manganese, and selenium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and collagen! (source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/bone-broth#vitamins-and-minerals).

So it's healthy for you, but how do you use it? Well, my favorite is to use bone broth as the base for all of my soup recipes. You can also use it any any recipe that calls for chicken broth. Some people even like it so much that they drink it straight out of the jar!

So here's my easy, healthy beef bone broth recipe: 

Ashley's Best Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

5-6 Miller Brothers soup bones
2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, diced
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Approx 6-7 cups of water (enough to cover)
Salt to taste
Italian seasoning to taste

Directions:

  1. Put the soup bones into a medium sized slow cooker. 
  2. Add all of the veggies. 
  3. Then pour the apple cider vinegar over everything.
  4. Next, add as many cups of water as it takes to cover the bones and veggies completely.
  5. Add some seasonings: salt or Italian seasoning to taste.
  6. Cook on low in the slow cooker for at least 24 hours or longer.
  7. Every once in a while while cooking, stir the contents of the slow cooker.
  8. After 24 hours have passed, scoop the broth out of the slow cooker and strain it into jars. 
  9. Fill each jar about ¾ of the way full. Be careful not to overfill the jars because they will crack in the freezer. 
  10. Label each jar, then loosely put lids on. 
  11. Let the jars cool to room temperature.
  12. Once the jars have cooled, transfer them to the freezer. 
  13. Come back and check on the jars in a day or so to make sure the jars have not cracked. Then tighten the lids all the way.

To use: thaw the bone broth on the counter, in hot water, or in a microwave. Use in your favorite soup, replace water with bone broth to make rice, or add it to your instant pot for a nice beefy flavor!

Note: This same recipe works with chicken bones too! Save the bones from a whole fryer chicken and use them in place of the beef bones for delicious chicken bone broth!