With all the meat our family is consuming, something I had noticed was just how quickly my compost bin would fill up with bones and trimmings. It made me realize I was wasting much of the nutritious minerals in our whole foods, and I recalled the soups my Nonna and mom made from scratch as I grew up. I didn’t make anything like them – it was time to fix that.
Turns out there isn’t really a secret here, they just boiled bones and added seasoning! So I looked in to cooking up my own bone broth and I must say it’s become a staple in our house. Delicious, savoury and packed with collagen & minerals. I love a cup of broth to break an extended fast.
And it’s shockingly simple. It’s not quick, but you just set it and forget it.
Optional: Immersion Blender (check this one out) for getting a frothy texture to the broth itself when it comes time to enjoy a mug or bowl of brothy goodness.
Optional: Cleaver to break apart some of the bones (to get the marrow!) – I use this, its extremely satisfying to chop with)
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Step by Step Bone Broth
- Find your bones! (Cooked or raw, doesn’t matter)
- Toss in to crock pot
- Fill with water
- Simmer low and slow for 24-72 hours
- Optional pro-level tip: Throughout cooking, remove bones & chop softened bones with cleaver to allow more marrow out.
- When done, strain contents in to containers (mason jars ideal)
- Enjoy any way you like!
I’ll add our home made bone broth to dishes as stock, or use as a soup base. But my favourite way to enjoy my bone broth is in a mug, with a little butter salt and pepper… Blitzed up with the immersion blender. It’s a savoury latte – sounds weird but I swear by it now! Hope you enjoy 🙂