Bone Broth is one of the most nutrient rich and powerful superfoods there is out there! Learn how to make your own in a slow cooker with very minimal efforts on your part!
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Slow Cooker Beef Bone Broth

Bone Broth is one of the most nutrient rich and powerful superfoods there is. Make your own at home in a slow cooker with very minimal efforts on your part!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 12 hours
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 41kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs of mixed beef bones oxtail, knuckles, neckbones and/or short ribs
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10-12 cups water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Place the bones in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan; roast for 60 minutes, flipping each bone over half way through cooking time.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the vegetables (don't even bother peeling them) and place them, along with the bay leaf and apple cider vinegar into a 6 quart slow cooker. Add the bones as soon as they come out of the oven and then fill the pot completely with water.
  • Set the slow cooker on low, cover and cook for 18 to 36 hours, or until the broth has reached a beautiful brown color and has filled the house with the most intoxicating aroma.
  • Carefully remove the larger pieces with a slotted spoon and place them in a strainer set over a large bowl to collect the excess broth. Then, strain the broth that's still in the crockpot through a fine meshed sieve, or through a strainer that's been lined with cheesecloth.
  • Transfer the bone broth into jars and refrigerate promptly. The fat will float to the surface and form a protective barrier that will prevent air from getting in contact with your broth.
  • Once the broth has fully cooled, you'll be able to to remove some or all of that fat layer of fat that formed at the top, which you'll then be able to use for cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5230IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg