Simple {& Cheap!} Bone Broth

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

Bone broth has been around for thousands of years, used as a way to reap the most nutrition from an animal. Its benefits are numerous, but can be narrowed down to its anti-inflammatory affects which helps our health in almost every aspect.


What is so great about bone broth, even more than its health benefits, is that it's basically FREE!


You're using bones and veggies that you'd otherwise throw away and with a little time you end up with a flavorful broth, better than anything you could buy at the store!


Watch my tutorial on how to make this recipe!



Ingredients

2 pounds bones (leftover from a roasted chicken, any beef bones, pork bones, anything!)

~2 cups of veggies you need to use up (I like to stick to celery, carrots, and onion)

1-2 tsp dried herbs of your choice (thyme, rosemary, or an herbed poultry seasoning would go nicely)

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

8-10 cups water


Instant Pot Directions

1) Add the bones, veggies, herbs, apple cider vinegar to the pot.

2) Fill the pot with water, no more than the 'Max Fill' line on the pressure cooker pot.

3) Cover and lock the lid, set the pressure cooker to 'Soup/Broth' setting for 120 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release.

Slow Cooker Directions

1) Add the bones, veggies, herbs, apple cider vinegar to the pot.

2) Fill the pot with water, almost to the top of your slow cooker pot.

3) Cover, cook on low for 18-24 hours.


4) Scoop out most of the bones and veggies from the broth and throw away. Then pour the broth through a mesh strainer into a large bowl to clear out any additional bits.

5) Cool down the broth! Now that your broth is in a large bowl, put the large bowl in the sink and surround the bowl with ice water, but make sure the water doesn't get into your broth! Let it sit in the ice bath to cool.

6) Store the broth how you'd like. I like to measure out 4 cups of broth and pour that into freezer bags so I know that each freezer bag as 1 quart in it. Then I freeze the bag flat in my freezer.


*Freshly made broth can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Frozen broth can be kept frozen for 1 year!