Healing and nourishing bone broth is easy to make in the comfort of your own home! In a few simple steps, you’ll have a homemade broth simmering away on the stove, ready to be sipped or stirred into soups.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It’s super healthy and full of nutrients! Bone broth is packed with collagen which is great for your skin, and helps combat signs of aging. It’s also notorious for building strong bones and reducing inflammation.
- It’s surprisingly easy to make! Simply add all ingredients to a large pot, then leave to simmer on the stove for 12 hours. After 12 hours, strain the broth and enjoy!
- It’s a great way to use any leftover kitchen scraps! Reduce your waste, and throw any bones, vegetable remnants, and herbs you might have on-hand into this broth.
Chicken and/or Beef Bones – Any animal bones will work in this recipe! You can either buy chicken or beef bones from your local grocery store or butcher shop, or use the leftover bones from a roast chicken, short ribs, etc. Whenever I roast a whole chicken, I make sure to save the carcass and all bones. I then store them in my freezer until I’m ready to make this bone broth!
Apple Cider Vinegar – A touch of apple cider vinegar will help break down the bones and extract as much collagen and nutrients from them as possible. Though you can definitely make this recipe without vinegar. However, the use of vinegar will likely result in an even more nutritious and beneficial broth.
- Enjoy this bone broth however you’d like! I love sipping on a hot cup of broth as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Or, I’ll use it in soups to give them a nutritious boost!
- Add in whatever seasonings or herbs you’d like. Any fresh herbs such as parsley or sage would make delicious additions. Have fun with the flavors in this broth!
- Homemade bone broth will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Though you can also freeze it for up to 6 months!
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- 3 pounds chicken and/or beef bones
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
- sprigs fresh rosemary and/or thyme
- 12 cups water
- Large pot with lid
- Place all ingredients in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover with lid. Simmer for 10-12 hours.
- After 10-12 hours, remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, strain broth through a fine mesh strainer before transferring to airtight containers. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Use any fresh herbs and seasonings you like.
- Leftovers: Refrigerate leftover bone broth in an airtight container up to 5 days, or freeze it in an airtight container up to 6 months. Make sure broth is completely cool before storing.
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