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making bone broth

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I just picked up 3lbs of marrow bone from the butcher today and was planning to make bone broth in my slow cooker. The only problem is that I have no idea how to make bone broth. Does anyone have some tips they can give a bone broth beginner?

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on October 07, 2012
at 08:42 AM

Just make sure you cook the bones first. Uncooked bone broth is bitter.

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on October 07, 2012
at 08:42 AM

i either put them on a baking sheet in the oven on 200-250 degrees or put them in the crock pot with a lid, but no water for a couple of hours. when you do add water, be sure its boiling! don't add cold/room temp water!

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on October 07, 2012
at 02:03 AM

oh man that sounds good! how do you roast your bones?

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:21 PM

thanks so much, I can't wait to try this!

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on October 06, 2012
at 07:17 PM

It will smell. I didn't have a problem with it but everyone else sure did, so place your slow cooker in a well ventilated area.

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on October 06, 2012
at 10:26 PM

I'm new at this too ... just the other week I purchased some marrow bones and made a great gelatinous broth. Here's the recipe I used : 4 quarts of water plus 2 lbs of bones; 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar; 2 tsp sea salt and cloves from 1 whole garlic. Place all ingredients in large slow cooker or stock pot and bring to boil and put the heat back to simmer. It should simmer 8 to 24 hours. I went the full 24 hours. When done strain the stock through metal strainer, cool and refrigerate. I divided mine up and froze some. When the stock is cold it will gel. I love to heat up a mug full in the afternoon with some fresh oregano from my garden. So comforting!! Good Luck!

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:21 PM

thanks so much, I can't wait to try this!

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on October 06, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Bone broth is supposed to provide natural gelatin as well as minerals from the marrow. So, you need gelatinous bones as well as marrow bones for bone broth. Call your butcher to order some of these: neck bones, back bones, and oxtail (it's what they call any animal's tail, including cow. in the butchering trade). If your butcher can't get these bones, you can substitute powdered beef gelatin, but that's really an emergency substitution. Gelatin-filled bones have lots of complementary substances the powder won't.

While you're waiting for the gelatinous bones to arrive, google "how to make bone broth." Use instructions that tell you to add about 1/3 of a cup of apple cider vinegar. That will help leach minerals from the bones.

For the fall and winter seasons, I roast the bones for an hour at 350 F prior to making the broth.

Then, it's up to your taste buds about what vegetables to add. 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, half an onion, 3 cloves of garlic, and 2 T of an italian seasonings blend is a good basic flavoring. Be careful if you add salt: the liquid can cook off, even in a crock pot, and concentrate the salt a lot, making it unpleasant to drink.

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on October 06, 2012
at 09:49 PM

My mom always just boiled the bones for a few hours, then she made delicious soup with the jello-y broth ^_^ Honestly I'd google it.

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on October 07, 2012
at 06:03 AM

I just simmer the bones with a few carrots, celery, and a spice or two. Add enough water to cover it all. Simmer for a day or two. filter and jar.

I found adding too much to the stock makes it less versatile down the road.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:26 PM

i always roast the bones first. the broth's flavour changes a bit, like the difference between boiled steak and broiled steak :)

C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on October 07, 2012
at 02:03 AM

oh man that sounds good! how do you roast your bones?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 07, 2012
at 08:42 AM

i either put them on a baking sheet in the oven on 200-250 degrees or put them in the crock pot with a lid, but no water for a couple of hours. when you do add water, be sure its boiling! don't add cold/room temp water!

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