Nourishing and good for you, bone broth is simple to make and is the base of many healthy broth recipes. Today, I’ll show you how to make beef bone broth, storage ideas, and how to use it. Make around 2.5 quarts.
Course DIY Pantry Foods, Soups
Special Diet Dairy free, Gluten free, Low Carb, Paleo
Prepare the bones: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the bones on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
Roast the bones: Place the tray in the oven, roasting for 30 minutes. Turn the bones, then roast for another 30 minutes.
Prepare the vegetables: Chop the carrots, celery, and onions roughly. You'll discard these later, so you don't need to be precise.
Combine broth ingredients: Place the roasted bones, chopped vegetables, bay leaf, and cider vinegar in a large stock pot. Cover with water so that the ingredients are under at least 2 inches of liquid. At this point, you can also add in any other flavoring ingredients that you want in the broth.
Cook the broth: Heat the broth over high heat until it comes to a rapid simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the broth and let it simmer on low for 12 to 24 hours. Skim off the foam on top periodically. You may have to add water occasionally to make sure the ingredients stay covered.
Strain and cool the broth: After the broth has darkened to a rich brown color, remove it from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Place the broth in a large container and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, place it in the fridge to chill. Scrape off any solidified fat that rises to the top before using.
Reheating bone broth: Reheat your bone broth for a steaming cup you can sip on its own, or use it as a powerful ingredient in your favorite recipes.
You'll notice that this recipe roasts the bones before making the bone broth, but that I didn't roast mine when I made the paleo pho... Roasting the bones first gives a different depth of flavor to the bones, which some people like better and others not so much. If you are making a recipe with lots of other flavors and spices like pho, you probably won't be able to tell the difference either way. Whether or not you choose to roast the bones first is really a matter of preference. I like the broth either way, and don't really have much of a preference, but I recommend trying both ways to see what you like best. You can also switch up the added veggies, or not add them, depending on what you have around and how you like your broth the best. A quicker version of bone broth can be made in a pressure cooker if you are short on time.