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.

The Gruntled Gourmand
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 77 mg sodium. 6 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
I used this recipe, but cooked it 48 hours as most bone broth recipes call for. It was very good and "gelled" perfectly when chilled. I'm making it again as I type! May add a few more spices/herbs for extra flavor. But it was very good as the recipe states. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2018
I added extra bones & cooked an hour longer but followed everything else according to the recipe. Extremely disappointed with results. Not the bone broth I was hoping for at all. It never jelled. A real flop. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
I used this recipe, but cooked it 48 hours as most bone broth recipes call for. It was very good and "gelled" perfectly when chilled. I'm making it again as I type! May add a few more spices/herbs for extra flavor. But it was very good as the recipe states. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
I used this recipe, but cooked it 48 hours as most bone broth recipes call for. It was very good and "gelled" perfectly when chilled. I'm making it again as I type! May add a few more spices/herbs for extra flavor. But it was very good as the recipe states. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2018
First, I would like to point out that Home Made Bone Broth is in fact good for you. BUT the multiple studies and reliable sources that FO As most others have said, this is good. I do change the directions just a bit. I roast the bones, and use the ingredients. But I place just the roasted bones in the crock pot with the vinegar and water (DOMETIMES unsalted, or lower sodium beef stock from a carton). I them let that cook for 12 to 16 hours. Then I add in the veggies for another hr or so till those are soft and quite tender. I find that cooking g the veggies for the whole time just is overkill, and begins to change the flavor in a less than appetizing way. Even though it all gets tossed out anyway, b/c all nutrients in those ingredients have given all they had.The taste is better if you don't stew the veggies beyond well done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
Wonderful! Tomato paste and vinegar works so well. I made per recipe only changing Swanson's Beef Broth in place of water. Left slow cooker on simmer all night. The bones from supermarket had lots of meat so the result is a very tasty vegetable beefy bone broth. This is a keeper for me as husband asked me to make (he's ill) and I didn't think I would like it but I've had three bowls today - soooo good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
I make this for my dog. She loves it me not so much. For the dog I leave the garlic out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2016
Loved it!!! Other than using beef bones from a roast I made this as stated. Wonderful flavour and the stock "jelled" when cooled as a good broth should. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2018
I added extra bones & cooked an hour longer but followed everything else according to the recipe. Extremely disappointed with results. Not the bone broth I was hoping for at all. It never jelled. A real flop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
I am breaking a water fast. I did add a lot more garlic a little ginger and a couple cloves. I put it in the show cover for 20hrs. This was surprisingly flavorful and delicious. Had a cup with fresh cilantro and a dash of salt. So satisfying. I can definitely see myself using this for ramen and pho or a detox soup. So with it I will never buy that stuff in the box again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
A fairly standard and tasty bone broth recipe. These are rich and flavourful and worth effort. Just don't expect any magical medical benefits. There is not a shred of evidence supporting the medical benefits attributed to bone broths - other than maybe make you feel a little better when you have a cold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2019
I love to make this every week. I skip roasting the bones and I think it still tastes great. I put mine on low for 14 hours. Read More