Bone Broth Recipes and Bone Broth Benefits

Bone broth is a slow-cooked soup made from animal bones which are filled with magnesium and calcium, along with collagen. This beverage is a great addition to any diet, especially if you have skin problems, immunity issues or digestive trouble, because it can help with those. There has been a lot of talk lately about how to make bone broth recipes, with people wondering not only how to get the ingredients and make it, but also why it is so popular and what nutrients it includes.

Combined with apple cider vinegar (to coax the minerals out of the bones) and seasonings or vegetables, bones make a tasty, nutritious broth which will keep for about 4 days. It will also freeze, so why not make a big batch of bone broth recipes for the whole family? The meaty flavor is nice and this is a snack or drink that you can have anytime for extra energy. Oh, and bone broth recipes taste pretty good too!

Bone Broth Recipes are Popular Everywhere

Broths and stocks made from bones are given emphasis in Asia, and they are also prized in Europe for being the foundation of cooking. Keep a slow cooker full of bone broth on low (it will only cost a few cents a day to let it run) and you can ladle some into a pasta or rice dish, use it as the basis of a gravy or sauce, or simply help yourself to a cup of it whenever you want a healthy drink. You are sure to love bone broth recipes, especially the homemade kind. Use bone broth to braise meats or veggies, or just use it whenever you need a savory liquid to add to cooking, or an energizing, nutritious drink.

Broth and Bone Broth vs. Stock

Broth is usually made with meat and might or might not include bones. Bone broth recipes include bones of course, hence the name, but you can make broth without. Broth simmers for about an hour and has a light flavor and thin texture. Stock is made primarily with bones which are usually roasted beforehand, and this gelatin-rich liquid is simmered for several hours.

Bone broth is made with bones and perhaps a little meat too, as you will know if you’re into bone broth recipes. The bones are usually roasted first, and this type of broth is often simmered for 24 hours or more. This long cooking time is to release minerals from the bones as well as release gelatin and give the liquid a hearty flavor. Press the bones between your fingers at the end of the cooking time and they should disintegrate in some bone broth recipes.

A Look at Bone Broth Benefits

Everyone seems to be raving about bone broth recipes these days and that is mainly because of the nutrients it gives you. Bone broth is extremely rich in protein as well as other minerals, such as glycine which detoxes the body, supports digestion and, when paired with Vitamin C, supports healthy skin. Gelatin is also found in bone broth and this supports digestive health. Bones usually cost less than a couple of dollars per pound and making a bone broth recipe is very easy.

You can drink bone broth as it is, add salt, pepper and crushed garlic to make a more flavorful beverage, or use it to braise meats and veggies, or improve sauces, stews, soups, pasta dishes, and risottos. All you need to make your own bone broth recipes is a slow cooker or a good stockpot along with something to strain the broth.

A reusable coffee filter or very fine-mesh strainer tends to get very good results. You will need the bones of beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, bison, or another animal, along with water and your preferred seasonings or flavors. Bone broth recipes are great whether you are sick and have no appetite (because it’s a beverage) or whether you’re well and just want to stay well. It’s the ideal beverage for everybody.

How to Keep Bone Broth Recipes Fresh

bone broth benefitsKeep homemade bone broth recipes refrigerated for up to a week, or freeze it in ice cube trays then transfer the cubes into a resealable freezer bag for up to 6 months. You can pop a couple of cubes into a recipe to infuse the dish with nutrients along with the tasty, meaty flavor. This mineral-rich infusion will find its way into all kinds of recipes whenever you want to add a pop of flavor and some extra minerals.

In fact, visit any 5-star restaurant and you will find a big pot of stock simmering away in the kitchen, which gets ladled into all kinds of dishes. Good restaurants in the catering industry are into bone broth recipes because they’re tasty, cheap and versatile. The longer bone broth recipes cook, and the more that goes into the mix, the better the flavor. Bone broth is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, so it’s great for your bones and teeth. It is also good for joints, hair, nails and skin because of its high collagen content. Some bone broth enthusiasts claim it supports smooth connective tissue thereby eliminating cellulite.

Where to Get Bones for Bone Broth Recipes

Whenever you cook an animal or animal parts, save the leftovers. This includes the carcass of a chicken, bones leftover from spare ribs, the Thanksgiving turkey, beef ribs, or anything else. You can also get them from your local butcher if he/she butchers whole animals. Local farmers raising grass-fed animals are another good source, or you can get them online sometimes.

I was wondering about bone broth for animals (bone broth for dogs and bone broth for cats) when I made by first batch since whenever I cook anything with meat my cat goes nuts. Anyway, to cut a long story short, she has urinary crystals if she doesn’t get enough hydration and I’ve found a ladle of bone broth over her regular wet cat food (or at least the chunks of meat after she’s licked the gravy off and left the rest) encourages her to lap it all up. It’s all natural so I’d say go ahead! Meat is good for dogs and cats!

Bone Broth Recipes Troubleshooting

Did you make bone both recipes too weak? No problem, just simmer it down on the stove until it reduces. The more it reduces the more intense the flavor will become. Have you been cooking it for ages and your bones are still hard? That’s OK, the nutrients will have released into the broth, so go ahead and sieve it through a fine-mesh sieve.

Don’t like the taste of bone broth recipes so much? Add some vegetables or meatballs or noodles or whatever else you like to add more flavor to the broth. You’re still getting all the bone broth nutrients, but with your favorite ingredients in there too. Is the water evaporating while it cooks? That is no problem, just add more as it continues to cook – this is less of a problem in the crockpot than on the stove where the water evaporates as steam.

Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe
Few foods promise the nutrients and minerals that bone broth offers, and this soup not only offers benefits to your health but it also tastes pretty good, and anyone can make it.
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) marrow bones or other animal bones
  • 1 peeled, roughly chopped yellow onion
  • 2 roughly chopped carrots
  • 2 roughly chopped celery stalks
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 chicken feet for extra gelatin (optional)
Optional Ingredients
  • Bunch of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • Any other herbs or spices
Instructions
  1. Roast the bones at 375 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 minutes before you begin (optional but recommended unless you're using poultry or fish bones which don't need it).
  2. Put the bones in your crockpot.
  3. Add a roughly chopped onion, a couple carrots, celery, vinegar and, if you want, chicken feet.
  4. Add some garlic cloves too if you want, or additional spices.
  5. Pour water over the bones, so it reaches an inch (2.5 cm) over them and turn the crockpot on to high.
  6. After half an hour, turn it down to low.
  7. Cook beef, pork or other red meat broth for 48 hours, poultry broth for 24 hours or fish broth for 8 hours.
  8. Skim off any impurities rising to the surface with a fine-mesh strainer - every 20 minutes during the first couple hours then less frequently.
  9. Half an hour before the broth is done, add any fresh herbs you want to use.
  10. Sieve it through a fine-mesh sieve.
  11. Some people omit this step but I usually choose to sieve it for a clearer result.
  12. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
Notes
If you want to make an Asian bone broth, add green onions (spring onions), fresh ginger and garlic cloves instead of the other ingredients. Remove them before serving the bone broth.
You can use a bouquet garni bag or cheesecloth or string to tie your ingredients together, then simply remove it, else you can sieve your broth before serving.
If you want to remove the fat, put the broth in the refrigerator overnight, then the next day you can remove the white layer sitting on top (that is pure fat).

 

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Bathroom Furniture to Enhance the Smallest Room
    Bathroom furniture can ensure that your bathroom looks and feels amazing, regardless of the size or style of the room. Many people overlook how vital the furniture is for this room, and it is often left to the last minute to choose. However, if you take the time and effort to select the correct items for your bathroom, you can make it feel incredible and inviting. There are several different pieces of bathroom furniture to choose from so you need to consider your needs and what you want the pieces to do for your room. You need to decide if you want fitted furniture, or pieces that can be moved easily. Both have advantages and will often .....
  • Cat Behavior Explained
    Our furry feline friends have some fascinating behavioral habits which might be confusing to their owners but they do have explanatory reasons. Why do cats purr for example? Does it mean they are happy and content? Here is a look at some of the more common feline behaviors so you can consider at least some cat behavior explained. Cat Behavior: Why Do Cats Purr? Cats use purring as a communication device. A cat will purr when something makes them feel happy, comfortable or safe. A kitten and its mother often purr together as a sign of comfort and being relaxed and the kitten will continue the purring behavior throughout its life. It has also .....
  • Ruby’s Copycat Peanut Butter Wolf Cocktail
    I first tried this gorgeous peanut butter wolf cocktail at Ruby Burgers in Queen Street, Exeter, currently my favorite American diner style restaurant in England! Although I don’t know the exact recipe they use, I have a copycat recipe for peanut butter wolf cocktail here which tastes very similar if you wish to recreate the flavor of this cocktail in your own home. It’s not the healthiest beverage but hey, festive times are a-coming and it’s always worth having a cocktail recipe like this up your sleeve! And consider trying my copycat version of their hoisin duck brioche too! Delicious Ingredients for Peanut Butter Wolf .....
  • Curried Chicken Waldorf Salad RecipeCurried Chicken Waldorf Salad Recipe
    If you fancy making a waldorf salad recipe with a twist, try this delicious version with curried chicken. A traditional waldorf salad contains just red apples, mayonnaise and celery and the walnuts came later. You can use more curry paste in this curried chicken waldorf salad recipe if you want, depending how hot you like it. An Interesting Twist Puritans might argue this curried chicken waldorf salad recipe is not actually a “waldorf salad” exactly, because there are other ingredients in the mix which never appeared in the original dish. But I prefer to say this is a twist on the classic recipe, because it features everything .....
  • Pesto Spaghetti with Easy Meatballs
    This is a great pesto spaghetti recipe to make if you are in the mood for Italian but also looking for something you can just throw together and have on the table half an hour after you thought of making it! Spaghetti and meatballs is a typical Italian dish which combines pasta and meat in a simple way, and although a tomato sauce is often served with such a dish, pesto spaghetti is also nice and it is what we are using here, although you can switch one for the other if you like. We are making baked meatballs and you can prepare the pesto spaghetti while the meatballs are baking, then have everything together at once. Make sure you have some .....
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Sweet PeppersCream Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers
    These cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers are gorgeous and I often make them as a side dish. I like to use the long pointy red peppers, both because of their nice, sweet flavor, and also because of how they lie flat on the plate and don’t fall over. You can use bell peppers if you want, or even chilies if you have a taste for them. Roast these in the oven or broil them if you prefer. Keep an eye on them. You will be able to see when they are done. Tweak if You Wish It is perfectly possible to tweak this cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers recipe based on what you have. I have made these with just the peppers and the cream cheese before .....
  • Best Julienne Peelers
    Everyone needs one of the best julienne peelers in their kitchen drawer in 2017! One of these little gadgets will glide effortlessly over your vegetables to peel them or give you matchstick-thin pieces or little strips. Use these for making coleslaw, for prepping veggies for a salad or for making matching shapes for another use. You can also stir-fry or saute them and they cook very quickly when they are cut so finely. When reading reviews for these the main thing is how well the device in question works, and also how easy it is to use. There are different ones to choose from and whichever one you choose depends how often you plan to use it .....
  • Low Carb Steak MarinadeLow Carb Steak Marinade Recipe
    Steak is a popular protein on low carb diets because it is nutritious, filling and versatile. You can marinate it, use a spice rub or sauce, grill, barbecue or pan-fry it, or prepare it in another way. Plain steak and vegetables can become a bit boring and tedious though, which is why knowing how to make an easy low carb steak marinade recipe can breathe new life into your evening meal, adding tasty, spicy accents. The following low carb steak marinade recipe is made with basil, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. You will need to let the steak soak in the marinade to soak up all the .....
  • Classic Cajun Food and 4 Cajun Recipes
    There are not many exact recipes in Cajun cooking, because most of it is done to taste not to measurements, and the same dish can be prepared a different way each time, even by the same chef. This is because Cajun cuisine is an art form and the result of the dish depends on the mood of the chef as well as what happens to be in the refrigerator and cupboards. This means creating classic Cajun food is largely about getting a ‘feel’ for the ingredients and flavors. Although there are plenty of adaptations and tweaks you can make when making classic Cajun food, if you do want to follow a recipe it can be hard to find the right .....
  • Yeast Infections in Men and Women
    Yeast infections in men are more common than you may think although it’s fair to say many men tend to ignore their symptoms, which can lead to greater problems. The symptoms which men suffer with are incredibly similar to woman, and if diagnosed early can be treated easily. Men of all ages can suffer with yeast infections, and there are areas of the body, which are more likely to have issues. Many men dislike seeing a health professional, despite yeast infections in men being common. This leads to them suffering in silence, and not seeking help and advice. Embarrassment is often the cause of the denial, which is never a good idea, and .....
Search
DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish

Tasty Query - recipes search engine