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How to make bone broth recipe in a slow cooker?

How to make bone broth recipe in a slow cooker? 

I'm sure you've already heard about the amazing health benefits of bone broth. We love the ease of making slow cooker bone broth. Here are some reasons why you should be making and drinking this healthy broth:

 

  • Bones house a variety of powerful nutrients that become released when they are slowly simmered in water for several hours;
  • Bone marrow contains several health-promoting compounds, including collagen, conjugated linoleic acid, glycine, and glucosamine. While research is limited on the health benefits of bone marrow itself, these compounds have been linked to decreased inflammation, better skin health, and improved joint function.
  • Bone broth provides the nutritional synergy to calm an overactive immune system while supplying the body with raw materials to rebuild stronger and healthier cells; and
  • The collagen, gelatin, calcium and other nutrients in bone broth all help with the development of healthy joints, bones, ligaments and tendons as well as hair and skin.

 

It also tastes yummy and feels kind of ritualistic. I love a warm beverage in the morning while I sit at my computer and work. And there's no better way to start your day than with a warm mug full of powerful nutrients and superfood.

 

Bone broth is a fantastic base for rich soup recipes or simply sipping for better health.

Below are several versions of Bone Broth to try at home - (NOTE: the recipes below may be varied according to what you have at home)

 

 

Bone Broth with Vegetables and herbs

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots - chopped
  • 2 celery stalks - chopped
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic - peeled
  • 2 kg of beef or chicken bones
  • A small handful of fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, oregano, parsley, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ( this helps draw the nutrients out of the bones)
  • FIltered Water to cover

 

Instructions

  1. Place the bones in your slowcooker.
  2. Chop up your vegetables and add those plus the herbs and peppercorns to the crockpot.
  3. Fill the slow cooker with water. Season with salt and add in the 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
  5. Cook on low and cook for 18-48 hours. The longer you let things cook together, the more intense the broth flavour will be.
  6. Strain the broth through a strainer and cool. Remove the fat with a spoon and discard. Store in jars in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3months

 

Bone Broth with Garlic and Onion

Ingredients

  • 2 kg beef marrow bones and knuckle bones
  • 1 small-medium red onion - chopped in half
  • 1 head garlic - cut in half
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Enough filtered water to cover bones

 

Instructions

  1. Slice a small-medium sized onion and head of garlic in half. Add 2 kg of bones, chopped onion, chopped garlic, 1 tbsp. salt and 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to a slow cooker
  2. Add water to cover the bones, but leave a little space at the top for your broth to simmer. You don't want it to over-flow as it heats and bubbles a bit. Simmer on LOW for 24 - 48 hours
  3. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
  4. Let it cool before straining.
  5. Remove the fat with a spoon and discard. Store in jars in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months

 

 

Tomato and Coriander Bone Broth

When it's warm, it looks like beefy tea, and when it's cold, it looks like savoury gelatin. Some drink it for nourishment, and others use it as a replacement for their morning coffee. Whatever your reason for liking bone broth, a slow cooker makes it easy to cook-and eliminates the need to simmer a pot over an open flame for 12 plus hours. Enjoy it plain, or try a few of our tried-and-tested flavour additions to customize and brighten your cup.

 

Ingredients

  • 5kg beef oxtails or short ribs
  • 1kg beef bones, such as marrow, knuckle or neck bones
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into large pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion,
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of dry coriander
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Arrange the oxtails and bones on a baking sheet and roast the bones for about 30 minutes to help build flavour
  3. Transfer the roasted bones to a slow cooker. Add the tomato paste, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, parsley and bay leaves. Toss in the peppercorns. Pour in the vinegar and enough water to cover the bones and vegetables.
  4. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
  5. Set your slow cooker to low and cook anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, the broth will be deeper and stronger in flavour the longer it cooks.
  6. Let Cool and strain
  7. Store in jars in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months

 

 

 

 Bone Broth with Fennel Seeds

This Slow Cooker Bone Broth is a great health-booster. If you haven't heard about it already, it's basically like a stock but with tons of healthy minerals.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half
  • 1 parsnip, cut in half
  • 2kg of beef bones
  • 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

 

Directions:

  1. Place everything in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low heat for 12-24 hours.
  3. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
  4. Let Cool and strain and remove excess fat
  5. Store in jars in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months

 

Beef Pho Bone Broth Recipe

This is our tried and true beef bone broth recipe that you can make at home!

 

Ingredients

  1. 2 kg of mixed beef bones, marrow bones, oxtail, knuckles, short rib
  2. 2 medium onions
  3. 2 medium carrots
  4. 3 stalks celery
  5. 2 star anise
  6. 2 cinnamon sticks
  7. 3 cardamom pods
  8. 1tbsp Soy sauce
  9. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

 

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F and add the bones on a baking tray in a single layer roast the bones for 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Place roasted bones and other ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cover with filtered water.
  • Cook on low for 12 - 24 hours. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
  • After 24 hours, the broth should be a dark brown colour. Allow to cool and strain, discard the bones, vegetables and bay leaf.
  • Let Cool and strain and remove excess fat
  • Store in jars in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months

 

To Jazz up you cup of Bone Broth think about adding some of your favourite ingredients.

We love Lemons and limes because of their Vitamin C but also Sea salt, fennel, seaweed, ginger, parsley, miso, chile, nutritional yeast, your favourite spice.