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Side Dishes & Soups,
Soups & Slow Cooker
- 4 pounds beef bones with marrow
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
- 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 5-6 sprigs parsley
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 18-20 cups cold water
- Place all ingredients in a 10 quart capacity crock-pot.
- Add in water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce and simmer gently, skimming the fat that rises to the surface occasionally.
- Simmer for 24-48 hours.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander. Let stock cool to room temperature, cover and chill.
- Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.
Making this homemade recipe is one of the best ways you can reap all of the awesome beef bone broth benefits. Plus, making beef bone broth is a lot easier than you might think and is far better than store-bought versions which often contain questionable ingredients like MSG.
We hope you try making this delicious and nourishing beef bone broth recipe today.
What Is Bone Broth Good for?
Bone broths have been staples of traditional diets around the world for centuries. What are the benefits of bone broth? Not only are they both flavor- and nutrient-dense, they’re also easy to digest and able to boost internal healing thanks to key components like gelatin, which research has shown can help support intestinal health and integrity. (1)
In addition to gelatin and collagen, the long simmering of the beef bones and ligaments also releases beneficial amino acids like proline, glycine and glutamine. These amino acids are key to metabolic processes, including the support of bone mineral density, muscle tissue creation and repair. Glycine, in particular, has been shown to protect against muscle wasting. (2) Amino acids also help to break down the foods we eat and boost nutrient absorption. (3)
In case you were wondering, the benefits of beef bone broth and chicken bone broth are very similar, so you really can’t go wrong choosing either one! What is the difference between bone broth and stock? They’re usually very similar or even exactly the same in terms of ingredients, but bone broths are typically cooked significantly longer than stocks. Broth is cooked for an even shorter time span than stock. So if you have to choose between the three, opt for bone broth every time.
Are you wondering: Can I drink bone broth on a fast? You certainly can. In fact, I’m a huge fan of periodically doing a bone broth fast.
Do You Just Drink Bone Broth?
People are sometimes at a loss for the best way to consume bone broth on a daily basis. Do you just drink bone broth? You certainly can, but there are so many ways you can use bone broth. Whether you choose chicken or beef bone broth, the options are pretty endless.
But wait, which is better: chicken bone broth or beef bone broth? That mainly comes down to personal taste preference. Choosing between the two can also be based on what goes better with a recipe.