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My hearty bone broth recipe

Delicious bone broth

Bone broth is delicious, nourishing, and packed with loads of vitamins and minerals. I mainly use it to make a hearty vegetable soup or drink it as a tea however it can be used in an array of recipes or kept in the freezer for future use.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 24 hours

Ingredients

1.5kg grass-fed beef bones

3 medium carrots

2 medium onions

6 cloves of garlic

3 celery stalks

2 teaspoons peppercorns

4 bay leaves

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 small bunch parsley

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

2 litres water

Before you start

The ingredients you will need
  • To make bone broth, you can use beef, chicken or fish bones, however I like to use beef. Make sure you get good quality grass-fed bones from your butcher.
  • I make my bone broth in a slow cooker because it is super easy – you literally set and forget.
  • Roasted bones create a richer flavour so before you throw everything into your slow cooker, roast the bones in the oven.
  • Apple cider vinegar plays a role in breakdown of the bones in your broth.

Method

Use a slow cooker to cook your broth
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Place the bones in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 15 minutes on each side.
  3. Roughly chop the vegetables while the bones are roasting.
  4. Add the roasted bones, vegetables, apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, parsley and garlic into your slow cooker. Cover completely with water (about 2 litres) and bring to a high simmer.
  5. Once you have a high simmer, set the slow cooker to low and let the broth simmer for 24 hours. Throughout simmering, add more water as needed to keep all the ingredients submerged.
  6. After 24 hours, remove the bones and vegetables. Cool the broth to room temperature before putting in the fridge to set (approximately 2 hours).
  7. Once set, scrape of the top layer of fat and pour into jars.
  8. ENJOY!