How to Make Bone Broth

/How to Make Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth

Plan on cooking your bones for a long time when you make bone broth,  
anywhere from 8 hours up to 36 hours or more. The long cooking time leaches minerals out of the bones making it an unequaled nutrient dense health food.  

Bone Broth is super nourishing and full of medicinal benefits.  Its high nutrient content includes amino acids such as arginine, glycine, glutamine, proline, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silica, sulphur and other trace minerals.  Homemade bone broth is easy to digest, is full of collagen, tastes better, and has a nice thick consistency from all the cartilage.

Here are some of the health benefits of bone broth:

  • improved gut health (restores mucosal lining)
  • encourages release of digestive juices and increases protein absorption
  • boosts immune system function
  • helps form connective tissue reducing arthritis, inflammation, and joint pain
  • decreases signs of aging
  • boosts energy
  • promotes healthy detoxification
  • improves skin tone, texture, and appearance
  • strengthens hair and nails
  • and helps to improve metabolism

Always choose bones from pasture-raised, grass-fed, organic hormone and antibiotic free animals that include marrow, tendons, joints, and cartilage.

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Servings Prep Time
4-5 quarts 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-5 quarts 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings: quarts
Step 1
  1. Place bones in a large pot or slow cooker(6 quarts).
  2. Cover with filtered water.
  3. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam that rises to the top.
  4. Turn down to simmer on low.
Step 2
  1. Add Apple Cider Vinegar (this helps to pull out the minerals), Sea Salt, 5-10 Peppercorns, and big chunks of onion, carrots, and celery stalks.
  2. Add your herbs, then cover your pot.
Step 3
  1. Let this broth cook for at least 8 hours (12-24 is a good goal, or overnight) adding water as it evaporates. The longer you cook the bones, the more nutrients will leach out of the bones increasing the healing benefits.
Step 4
  1. Strain the broth.
  2. Pour into pint or quart size mason jars with some of the fat on top of each jar. The fat will help preserve the broth.
Recipe Notes

Leave an inch of space at the top of the jar if freezing.

The broth will keep for a week in the fridge or can be frozen for several months.  Use to make soups, stews, and sauces, or as a nourishing drink anytime of the day and with meals.

Nutrition Facts
Bone Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 980 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g 102%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 296mg 99%
Sodium 2739mg 114%
Potassium 1074mg 31%
Protein 90g 180%
Calcium 3%
Iron 51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ingrid September 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I really love consuming bone broth every morning!
    It has lowered my rheumatoid arthritis and overall pain a
    large amount. I used to be more sensitive to particular types of food.

    I think the bone broth has absolutely helped my digestion. It seems I have a
    boost in energy now that I’ve included bone broth in my daily routine.
    How do you feel about drinking bone broth with a garlic supplement for even more health benefits?
    I may try it.

    • yvonne October 11, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

      Sometimes I do crush a few cloves of garlic into my bone broths. Besides being a delicious addition to recipes, garlic is good for your health. It is high in antioxidants, which help to keep your immune system strong, and it is widely recognized for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Chop some up and add it to your cooking veggies, or to your salad dressing. I try to eat a clove of garlic each day, it’s just that good.

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