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Homemade Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Sip on a warm cup of beef bone broth, use it to braise veggies, or as a base for soups and stews. Whatever your pleasure, broth is a useful food to include in your weekly and monthly meal prep. Follow along with the directions here and learn how to make bone broth with grass-fed beef bones with just a few simple steps.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 day
Total Time1 day 30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Traditional
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 2kcal
Cost: $8




  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177°C). Placing the bones in a roasting pan or baking dish. Roast for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.
    6 pounds beef bones
  • Transfer to a stockpot and cover completely with water. Stir in acid.
    1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • Bring to a simmer over low heat and maintain that 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.
  • Lay a cheesecloth on the counter and place the chopped herbs and vegetables in the center. Gather the sides and tie them together to create a little bundle. Add this to the pot during the last two hours of cooking time.
    1 medium onion, 3 ribs celery, 2 medium carrots, 2 sprigs rosemary, 1 clove garlic
  • Skim off any film that rises to the top. Remove the pot from heat and let cool until you can handle it comfortably. Once cool, strain everything through a fine-mesh strainer. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, freeze for longer.



This recipe makes 4 quarts or 8 2-cup servings.
Use a mixture of marrow bones, joints, and knuckle bones. Ox-tail and hoof are nice too. Meaty bones may also be added. See post above for more information.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 1g
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