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Homemade Bone Broth Without Onion

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Todays post is all about how to make Homemade Bone Broth Without Onion. Today we will not be needing any onions so if you don’t like or have them, you are totally fine.

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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 To Make Homemade Bone Broth

A large stock pot

Something to store it in

A strainer

Sea salt 

water

A poultry carcass or beef bones

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp whole peppercorns

3 cloves of garlic whole

herbs (optional)

Directions:

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.

carcass in a stock pot with herbs for homemade bone broth

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. 

homemade bone broth in jugs

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 bone 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.

What is the difference between stock and bone broth?

There are two main differences between the two. The first is the length of time it takes to boil the bones. With stock you can have a homemade stock ready within 4 hours of boiling. As opposed to bone broth, a much longer process. Bones for bone broth should be boiled at a minimum of 10-12 hours and up to 48 hours. For bone broth we are essential trying to break down those bones and get all of the nutrients from them and this takes boiling them at a much longer time frame then a stock. The longer the bones boil, the more nutrient dense the bone broth will be. You can also opt to roast your bones prior to boiling in the oven at 425℉ for 30 minutes to enrich the flavor but it is not a necessary step in the process.

Secondly, we are adding an acid in the form of apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice). This is to help extract the nutrients from the bones whereas with stock, acid is not a requirement.

If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!

carcass in a stock pot for bone broth

Bone Broth

Yield: 12 c
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes

A delicious broth filled with amino acids, minerals and protein collagen to use for gravies, drinking, soups and more!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 whole garlic cloves (optional)
  • 2-3 chicken carcasses or other bones
  • 12 cups of filtered water or more to fill pot
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (lemon juice will work)
  • 2 tbsp peppercorns (optional)
  • herbs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the bones or carcass in the pot. Fill the pot completely making sure the water covers all the bones.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients with a generous amount of salt about 3 tbsps.
  3. Place the pot over low heat and allow it to slow simmer for 10-12 hours.
  4. When ready, turn heat off.
  5. Place a large bowl in the sink with a strainer inside to catch the bones.
  6. Transfer all the liquid to their storage containers.
  7. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze. 

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