Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth


Bone broth in the Instant Pot is easier than it seems. Don't toss those beef bones — freeze them, and when you have 2 pounds, follow this recipe to make your own with minimal prep!

close up view of Beef Bone Broth in glass jars
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 2 pounds frozen beef bones

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, quartered

  • 5 cloves garlic, whole

  • 6 cups boiling water

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 10 whole black peppercorns


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Place beef bones, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until browned, about 45 minutes.

  4. Scrape roasted bones and vegetables into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add boiling water, bay leaves, vinegar, sea salt, and peppercorns. Close and lock the lid. Select Manual function according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 120 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove bones and vegetables and discard. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl. Pour broth through the strainer and discard solids.

  6. Allow broth to cool. Remove and discard the fat layer.


I use bones from roasts and grilled steak, but do not use bones that have BBQ sauce on them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

21 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 132mg 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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