Bone Broth

The health benefits from healthy bones are huge!! So how do we get those benefits in our body? One way is by making broth! Here is a quick and easy recipe for making bone broth. You don't have to roast the bones, but it does add a great flavor. 

Ingredients

1 lb grass-fed beef bones
3 carrots
3 celery ribs
2 leeks
1/2 head garlic, smashed
3 quarts water
A splash of organic apple cider vinegar

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Place beef bones on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 1 hour.

3. While the bones are roasting, roughly chop carrots, celery and leeks into 2-3 inch pieces and add to the crock pot. (Don't forget to clean the leeks.)

4. Cut a head of garlic in half and smash each individual clove of garlic with the side of a knife.

5. Remove the garlic peel and add smashed cloves to the crock pot.

6. Top vegetables with roasted bones and add water.

7. Set crock pot to high and bring to a boil (this took me approximately 4 hours).

8. Lower crock pot to low and cook for 12-48 hours. Be sure you have enough water that it covers the bones.

9. Use a slotted spoon to remove the leeks, carrots, celery and garlic as best you can then strain the broth through a mesh strainer or cheese cloth into a glass dish or mason jar.

10. Let cool on the counter before topping off with the lid and transferring to the refrigerator (or freezer, if you don't plan to use/drink within a week). 

11. After refrigerating, the broth turns into a congealed state. If you wish, you can then scrape off some of the fat if you wish (even though grass-fed/finished fat is not bad for you, the fat can make whatever you add to the broth a little greasy).