How to make homemade bone broth for healthier living and having delicious bone broth on hand. Once you realize how easy it is to make, you won’t be throwing any bones out!
When I was more on the amateurish side of this whole cook thing, I looked at making stocks and broths as some masterful undertaking. It should then be no surprise that when I finally made my own, I felt like a boss!
Standing there over my stock pot nearly congratulating myself for such a move. And though it is a big step forward in a cooking journey, it makes me realize just how far I have come.
These days I have a pot simmering away most Sundays to refill my supply for the week ahead. I stick to making rich bone broths over stocks rather, not only for the delicious taste but for the many health benefits. If you are not aware of these, I will list a few below in the question section.
You can make bone broth with just about any bones. Chicken, turkey, beef, duck whatever you got. Just use them, bones are valuable. There I said it.
In cooking, it’s a crime to throw away perfectly good bones so don’t do it. Instead get a large pot and follow the steps below to enjoy your own homemade bone broth or save them for later use.
What You’ll Need:
A large stock pot
Something to store it in
A poultry carcass or beef bones
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp whole peppercorns
3 cloves of garlic whole
Place the bones or carcass in the pot. Fill the pot completely making sure the water just covers all the bones but no higher then this. Add in the rest of the ingredients with a generous amount of salt about 3 tbsps. Place the pot over low heat and allow it to slow simmer for 24 hours. If you are using beef bones, alot of times there will be a bit of foam which is totally normal. Take a slotted spoon and skim the top to remove that as it cooks.
When ready, turn heat off. Place a large bowl in the sink with a strainer inside to catch the bones. Transfer all the liquid to their storage containers. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze.
How do I store bones from meals for later use?
What I do is put the carcasses in a gallon sized freezer bag, let the air out and store them in the freezer until I am in need of more bone broth.
How do I store the broth?
I store mine in Le Parfait milk bottles. But you can also store them in mason jars or any air tight container that you have. Keep in mind true bone broth becomes thick when cold and no longer in liquid form. Just make sure the container you use allows you to scoop it out when ready to use it.
How long does fresh broth last?
It will last about 7 days and should be kept in the fridge. For a longer shelf life you can freeze your broth in gallon size freezer bags or in ice cube trays for smaller portioning.
Why is bone broth good for you?
Bone broth is rich in minerals that help build and strengthen your bones. It’s rich in amino acids and has been linked to improved skin, hair and nails. It contains essential fatty acids and vitamins that are beneficial to our bodies.
If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!
- Place the bones or carcass in the pot. Fill the pot completely making sure the water covers all the bones.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients with a generous amount of salt about 3 tbsps.
- Place the pot over low heat and allow it to slow simmer for 10-12 hours.
- When ready, turn heat off.
- Place a large bowl in the sink with a strainer inside to catch the bones.
- Transfer all the liquid to their storage containers.
- Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze.