Have you ever wondered how to make bone broth at home? It’s incredibly easy and can be used in a myriad of dishes.
Making homemade bone broth requires only bones and water. I make mine in the instant pot for convenience, but, you can slow cook the bones in a slow cooker or on the stove top.
We raise meat chickens and turkeys on the homestead, so, there are always a lot of bones available to make up a batch of broth.
You have a lot of options for flavoring as well. I usually just use the bones, water, and some salt. But, you can add celery, onion, bay leaf, and so on! Have fun and experiment with the flavorings.
The morning I am going to need the broth, I put the bones, 2 quarts of water, and 2 tsp of salt in my instant pot. Making sure it is set to seal, cook on high pressure for 3 hours. Allow it to naturally release the pressure before opening.
If you are using a slow cooker, cook the broth on low for up to 24 hours.
Strain the broth and store in a half gallon mason jar in the fridge for 7-10 days.
Ways to use up the broth:
- As the liquid for cooking rice.
- As the liquid in a soup or stew.
- Cook your pasta in the broth (DELICIOUS)!
- Cook green beans in broth.
- As the liquid in stuffing/dressing.
- Use in pot pie recipes.
- Use it for cooking dried beans.
- Make a delicious gravy.
As you can see, it will be very easy to use a half gallon of bone broth within a week.
Now, let’s go over the health benefits of Bone Broth.
Bone broth is rich in gelatin and collagen, nutrients a lot of people are deficient in that are crucial in healing the gut and promoting healthy bones. The broth is also rich in protein and many minerals.
There are so many benefits to making and consuming Bone Broth!
I hope you will try making this nutrient rich pantry staple in your home!
See you soon!