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Beef Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps

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Make one pot of Beef Bone Broth and it will last all week! There’s so much you can do with broth. I use it in many easy keto recipes, most often for soups and braising meat. It’s also great for sauces and just drinking hot. Bone broth is a great option for those interested in staple carnivore diet recipes too!

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Tips for Homemade Bone Broth

Nose-to-tail eating can have a very important role for our health and is a respectful way to use all the animal, with little to zero waste.

  • Use a mixture of meaty bones, marrow bones, and knucklebones. Tails and feet are nice too – they will add lots of collagen and gelatin to the broth! (I recommend US Wellness if you don’t have a local source!)
  • Sometimes a fine layer of crust forms, if you see that remove it with a spoon before straining into jars.
  • Beef tallow rises to the top and will solidify at room temperature. It is an excellent fat for frying and cooking. Your skin will love it too.
  • Broth can usually be stored in the fridge for 3-5 days; freeze for longer
  • If an extra thick tallow cap forms, it can seal the broth below and preserve it for upwards of 2 weeks.
  • Add optional scraps or diced pieces of onion, carrot, celery, rosemary, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper for extra flavor.
  • I prefer to skip the veg and use a variety of mineral rich salts instead, they are just enough for me
  • Want to make a crock-pot version instead? No problem!
  • Looking for nonstop broth action? Make never-ending beef bone broth!
  • If you’re just not ready to make your own, buy organic, shelf-stable broth from Kettle and Fire and sit on this information for a little longer until you’re feeling inspired

I’ve written about the benefits of beef broth before and enjoy making broth regularly a few times a month, especially when the weather turns cold!

Broth is a great food for the keto diet and carnivore diet too.

To be clear, even though there are many amino acids, bone broth does not have a complete amino acid profile and therefore is not a complete protein. We do not count the protein found in bone broth toward daily macro intake. Any tallow consumed with the broth should be counted. Tallow has 14 g of fat per tablespoon.

Recipes with Beef Bone Broth

Watch our Beef Bone Broth recipe video here.

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Beef Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps

Nourish your body with a slow-cooked Beef Bone Broth rich with immune supporting, gut healing properties.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 2kcal

Equipment

  • Stock pot or slow-cooker
  • strainer
  • Glass jars for storage

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds bones beef, lamb, chicken, etc*
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar lemon or lime juice
  • veggie and herb scraps optional, see note

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350*. Placing the bones in a roasting pan or glass pyrex, (no butter or oil). Roast for about 20 minutes,** until golden brown (about 20 minutes).
  • In a large pot, add the bones and cover completely with water. Pour in vinegar or lemon/lime juice.
  • Bring to a simmer over low heat and maintain for 24 hours. Do not boil. Keep an eye on the water line, make sure the bones stay covered with water. Top off as needed.
  • Add optional herbs and veggie scraps like onion, carrot, celery, rosemary, thyme, and/or oregano in the last two hours of the cooking time.
  • Remove from heat and let cool a little. If there is any film on top, skim it off. Strain contents through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, freeze for longer.

Video

Notes

Classic bone broths are made with onion, carrot, celery, rosemary, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper. Add what you like.
*Use a mixture of meaty bones, marrow bones, and knuckle bones. Tails and feet are nice too - they will add lots of collagen and gelatin to the broth!
**Roasting is optional. The purpose is mostly to affect flavor although some argue that it allows more minerals to go into the broth. To make the recipe ultra fool-proof, just put fresh bones in a pot and move on to step 2.
Macros: Bone broth does not have a complete amino acid profile and therefore is not a complete protein. We do not count the protein found in bone broth toward daily macro intake. Any tallow consumed with the broth should be counted. Tallow has 14 g of fat per tablespoon.
 
This recipe makes 4 quarts or 8 2-cup servings.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beef Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 2
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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As featured in 62 Recipes for the Carnivore Diet and on MeatRx.

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Beef bone broth in 5 easy steps

18 Responses

  1. Erin
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    I’ve never made my own bone broth– thanks for the easy recipe!

  2. Heather H
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    5 stars
    So healthy and delicious, you just can’t get any better. And so easy too!

  3. Raia Todd
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    5 stars
    I love how easy it is to make your own broth! And so nourishing, too.

  4. Hope Pearce
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    5 stars
    Homemade bone broth is the best! So nourishing, love how easy this is

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m sipping a warm cup right now! After a busy week of moving, I need the nourishment.

  5. ChihYu
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    5 stars
    Thank you for this easy to follow recipe! So much better than store bought!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You’re right – better quality and more affordable!

  6. Stacey Crawford
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Great instructions & tips. I’m digging out the mason jars to try this.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Gotta have the mason jars!

  7. Kelly
    | Reply

    5 stars
    So many possibilities! Thank you for this easy to follow recipe!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Broth is such a great food to have around, I hope this tutorial helps you to make more of it in your home.

  8. Don Baiocchi
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I always skip the roasting step but I never knew it could be so quick. Definitely trying your way next time!

  9. ANNE LAWTON
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    5 stars
    I have to try this, you make it look so easy!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      That’s the idea! Anyone can do it 🙂

  10. Zuzana
    | Reply

    looks really good happy that i found this

  11. Ines
    | Reply

    Your butcher is very generous – these are great choices of bones.

  12. Ines
    | Reply

    I just saw your reference to U.S. Wellness above as a resource. Thank you!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m glad! US Wellness is great and they’ve been staying pretty well stocked right now even with the increased demand for orders. I hope you can get what you want from them.

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