Bone Broth


After bout upon bout of sickness with the start of the school year, a friend showed me her bone broth recipe. This is a great way to use up old chicken, pork, or beef bones (or just go buy some fresh!) that adds tons of amazing nutrients and amino acids to your diet! 10 minutes of prep, a day of your house smelling like a roast, and you have a fantastic, versatile base for soups, stews, and so much more!

close up view of Bone Broth in a jar on a blue kitchen towel
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 day 30 mins
Total Time:
1 day 40 mins
8 cups


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 pounds beef bones

  • 6 cups cool water, or as needed

  • 2 onions, thickly sliced

  • 2 carrots

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray.

  2. Spread tomato paste onto beef bones and place in the prepared roasting pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until bones begin to brown, about 30 minutes.

  4. Transfer bones to a slow cooker and pour in enough water to cover bones. Add onions, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves to broth mixture.

  5. Cook on Low for at least 24 hours.

  6. Strain broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a container and refrigerate.

Cook's Note:

Chicken or pork bones can be used in place of the beef bones, if desired.

The broth will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

It can be added to soups and stews or drunk by itself with added salt, pepper, and ginger.

Additionally, you can drain some of the liquid out, add more water (just covering the bones) and continue cooking it to get the max out of the bones (up to one week).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 360mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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