Slow Cooker Bone Broth


This is a simple bone broth recipe that is said to help reduce joint pain and inflammation. Side effects include good health, smiles all around, and a happy stomach.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
4 quarts


  • 3 pounds beef bones, or more to taste

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • 2 bay leaves

  • cold water to cover

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • kosher salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spread beef bones out on prepared baking sheet.

  2. Roast bones in the preheated oven until browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Place carrots, celery, onion, garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Place roasted bones over vegetables; pour in enough cold water to cover bones. Add apple cider vinegar and kosher salt.

  4. Cook on Low for 8 hours. Pour broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl and discard any strained solids.

Cook's Notes:

You can skim the froth that forms at the surface of a stock as it cooks, but there's no real reason to do so. Do this only if you must have a clear broth. Otherwise, keep it in and garner the health benefits.

You can also remove the congealed fat that forms at the top when the stock is cooled. If the bones are from grass fed and pastured animals, the fat will be healthy for you. Your call.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* 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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