Usually I just buy store bought broth/stock when I make soup, but that was until I learned about all the amazing health benefits of homemade bone broth and also how easy it is to make. So what is bone broth and why do I need it in my life?
Bone Broth is a soup filled with minerals, that is made by simmering the bones of healthy animals with different vegetables, herbs, and spices. As the bones simmer, they release powerful nutrients including collagen, gelatin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. All of these nutrients help boost your health.
Benefits of Bone Broth
Heals the stomach and aids digestion
Fights Cold and Flu
Reduces Inflammation and Joint Pain
Promotes Strong Bones
Great for skin, hair, nails, and teeth
Promotes Good Sleep
If you have never made homemade bone broth, I’d encourage you to start today! Once you taste homemade bone broth, it will be hard to go back to the store bought stuff. I know that I won’t be buying the store bought stuff anymore.
Homemade Bone Broth
Yields Makes 2 Cups
10 minPrep Time
14 hrCook Time
24 hrTotal Time
2-3 lbs. Bone In Beef of any kind or Bone In Chicken
1 Medium Yellow Onion, peeled and quartered
2 Celery Ribs, cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
2 Carrots, cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
4 Garlic Cloves, smashed
1 tsp. Whole Black Peppercorns
1 tsp. Sea Salt
2 tbsp. ACV
Enough water to immerse all ingredients
Place the water and your bone in meat of choice into a slow cooker and cook for 2 hrs. on high. Skim off any foam from the surface and remove the meat. Shred the meat off the bones and set aside. Return the bones to the crockpot.
Reduce the slow cooker to low. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and cook on low for 8-12 hrs. Turn off the slow cooker and skim off any fat from the top.
Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Store in the fridge or freezer for later use. Be sure to scoop off any solidified fat before using.