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How to Make Bone Broth in 7 Simple Steps

Bone broth is prepared by boiling the bones and connective tissues of various animals in water with the addition of herbs, spices and sometimes small amounts of vegetables.

Broth, including bone broth, is typically used either as a base for soups and stews or as a palate cleanser or beverage. Many kinds of broths are used for flavor but proponents of bone broth suggest that it provides multiple, wide-ranging, and ever growing health benefits such as aiding digestive issues, boosting the immune system, and much more. Bone broth is often recommended as part of the gut and psychology syndrome (GAPS) diet for various ailments such as autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and as part of the paleolithic or paleo diet.​


Is Bone Broth Good for You?

The purported health benefits are ascribed to the contents of the broth that are leached from the boiled bones, including collagen, bone marrow, amino acids, and minerals. These components are extracted through long, slow cooking and sometimes by adding acids such as vinegar or wine, which can help loosen and dissolve tougher bits.



Steps to Make It

1) First roast your bones, or used saved bones from the grilled steak you made. (This method gives great flavor to the broth)

2) Cover with filtered water or well water.

3) Add 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar and let sit for 1 hour (the vinegar helps to draw the minerals out of the bones).

4) Bring to boil and skim off foam.

5) Then bring to a very low simmer for several hours 12-24+ . (you can also “cheat” like I do many times and use your Insta pot) 🙂

6) I like to add vegetables like carrots and onions, and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, garlic and such, near the end to add the flavors and then when the broth is done, discard them to the compost pile. 🙂

7) After the broth is done, it is ready for a little salt and a mug OR to make soup. If you want to save it, I like to simmer it down to a pint and save in the fridge. This will be VERY concentrated and rich. You can then dilute this when wanting to make other items like adding it to rice, instead of water, to give it a great flavor.

The ideas can be endless! Including the base for “portable” soup …