Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

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Bone broth is a popular staple in many European and Asian cuisines. I’ve always been wondering how unfamiliar bone broth still is in North America. Fortunately, bone broth is starting to gain mass popularity as one of the next big super foods.

What makes bone broth different than typical stock is the cooking time. By covering animal bones with water and simmering for 12-24 hours, it breakdown the collagen into a more digestible form called gelatin. It’s this gelatin that contains an abundance of nutrients and amino acids like glutamine, which is known to help improve digestive health and reduce joint inflammation.

There are many ways to use bone broth, but my favorite is to heat it up in a mug and drink it plain. But if you’re looking for some variety, it can also be used as a base for many soup recipes. I personally prefer to make bone broth myself, but sometimes it’s’ difficult to make time for it, or source quality grass-fed animal bones.

Finding this recipe for healthy beef bone broth made my absolute favorite childhood beef soup even better. You remember how much I raved about it, right?

Now there are quite a few pre-made bone broth products out there, but my personal favorite is Kettle & Fire. They use entirely organic ingredients and grass-feed beef bones. They’re also non-frozen and shelf stable so you can store a few cartons in your pantry. You can buy them online and if you use the promo code “THATSJAS15”, you’ll get 15% off your first order.

But if you do have time, here’s how you can make your own beef bone broth.

 

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

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Healtahy Beef Bone Broth

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-24 hours
Total Time: 12-24 hours

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6

3 to 4 pounds of mixed beef bones (short ribs, oxtails, knuckles, and neck bones)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium carrots
3 celery stalks
2 medium yellow onions
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 bay leaf

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400F. While the oven is warming up, place your beef bones in a single layer on a baking tray and drizzle olive oil.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Roast the beef bones for a total of 1 hour, I recommend 30 minutes on each side. This is an entirely optional step, but I think it adds some extra flavor and adds a nice dark color to the broth.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

While the bones are roasting, prepare your vegetables by cutting it up in chunks.

Once the bones are ready, combine all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Cover with water  so everything is immersed, and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for some extra flavor.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Put on the lid and turn the stockpot to high setting. Once it reaches a rapid simmer, lower the setting to low, and simmer for 12-24 hours. Check occasionally to top off with water as needed.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

After it’s done simmering, strain the vegetables and bones. Most of the nutrients will have been extracted, so you can discard the ingredients. Pour the broth into mason jars and store in the fridge.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

When you’re ready to drink, just skim off any fat that has solidified on the top. Reheat it and drink it straight, or as a base for your soup.

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Healthy Beef Bone Broth

Learn how to make healthy beef bone broth in just a few simple steps. Your body will thank you!

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds of mixed beef bones (short ribs, oxtails, knuckles, and neck bones)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400F. While the oven is warming up, place your beef bones in a single layer on a baking tray and drizzle olive oil.

Roast the beef bones for a total of 1 hour, I recommend 30 minutes on each side. This is an entirely optional step, but I think it adds some extra flavor and adds a nice dark color to the broth. While the bones are roasting, prepare your vegetables by cutting it up in chunks.

Once the bones are ready, combine all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Cover with water so everything is immersed, and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for some extra flavor.

Put on the lid and turn the stockpot to high setting. Once it reaches a rapid simmer, lower the setting to low, and simmer for 12-24 hours. Check occasionally to top off with water as needed.

After it’s done simmering, strain the vegetables and bones. Most of the nutrients will have been extracted, so you can discard the ingredients. Pour the broth into mason jars and store in the fridge.

When you’re ready to drink, just skim off any fat that has solidified on the top. Reheat it and drink it straight, or as a base for your soup.

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    We purchased marrow bones from a local butcher shop. They make amazing broth too!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner linky

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Yes, they do. That’s my go-to cheap and quick recipe too 😉

  2. Reply
    Quinn Caudill
    October 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Okay you lost me when you said to drink it straight. Sounds fabulous as a broth loaded with flavor. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared!
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      Jas
      October 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Ha ha, why yes you can drink it straight 🙂

  3. Reply
    Kati
    October 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I love making my own bone broth, I haven’t tried the roasting step for extra flavor, but I’m definitely going to! Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party. Pinned!
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      Jas
      October 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Although it’s a lengthy process, it’s worth it! Besides, put it in a slow cooker, set it and forget it 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

  4. Reply
    Katrin
    October 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    This is so healthy and to can it and have it ready is the best! We sometimes make gelatine from chicken and then freeze it for re-use as well!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Oh, that’s another great idea! Never thought of that!

  5. Reply
    Charlene
    October 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    What a great idea to can beef broth. It would be cheaper then buying it all the time. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 15, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Definitely! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

  6. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    October 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Great minds think alike!!!. Love it. I am getting ready to make another batch for a little beef pho!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Me too 😀 We must have the same taste (or a supplier, lol). Have a great day, Bobbi!

  7. Reply
    Ann
    October 6, 2016 at 5:11 am

    12-48 hours! Though it would give a good broth over that long a period…and I have a habit of being a little paranoid about leaving the fire on too long. I need an induction!! 😉

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      I know…you can use a slow-cooker or just buy it ready from the link I provided. You’ll get 15% off with my promo code “THATSJAS15” 😉 😉

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