Bone broth is a healing tradition in virtually every culture around the world, and due to its rich nutrition has been linked to everything from calming inflammation to reducing wrinkles. It’s good for your joints, your digestive system, and your skin, hair, and nails. It helps you get over a cold and it helps you manage stress. I’ve written about the benefits “liquid gold” in this article.
The best news is that it’s ridiculously simple to make and your homemade version is way better for you than Campbell’s. Use in soups, stews, and sauces to give your dishes a serious nutrition boost.
- 6 quart crock pot
- 1-2 pounds of bones (I used beef in this recipe, but chicken, turkey, lamb, and fish also work)
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 10-12 cups filtered water (or until your pot is filled an inch from the top)
- Place all ingredients in your crock pot, adding the liquids last.
- Cook on LOW, the longer the better! Aim for 24-48 hours beef (closer to 48 for beef, closer to 24 for fish, and somewhere in the middle for poultry).
- Once cooled, strain into mason jars and allow it to fully cool before refrigerating.
- Once chilled, you’ll notice that it’s “jiggly.” That’s the gelatin, which is where the magic happens!