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Beef Bone Broth

This beef bone broth is a rich, nutritious broth that is slow cooked for 12-72 hours. Add this flavorful broth to all your favorite soups and stews. trailstotable.com

Got cow hoof?!  I just pulled this beauty out of the freezer, along with beef knuckles, ribs, and fish heads (which I’ll save for tomorrow when I make fish stock). OK–stay with me now.  I promise, this is going to good.  Rich, deliciously savory, and healing kinda good.   With fall and winter soup season coming, homemade broths and stocks are an essential component to have in the kitchen this time of year.  They make the perfect base for any soup, stew, or sauce.  I’ve even known some people to drink this medicinal broth straight from a mug!

This beef bone broth is a rich, nutritious broth that is slow cooked for 12-72 hours. Add this flavorful broth to all your favorite soups and stews. trailstotable.com

 

To make good stock, you’ve got to have a good mix of bones.  You can use any combination of beef bones you’d like; just make sure you use enough to create a dense, gelatinous consistency when cooled.  For this broth, I combined knuckle, rib and–my friend on the chopping block there-cow hoof, to make a comforting pot of broth that will truly knock your socks off.  There is nothing quite like a hot, steaming bowl of homemade bone broth.  You can literally feel your body strengthening with each sip.  It is that good.  But that’s not all–bone broths are rich in minerals that support the immune system, and contain healing, gut protecting components such as collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline.  If you are injured like me and are recovering from stress fractures or broken bones, or have osteoperosis or are pre-menopausal, the phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in this broth will also help fortify and mend your bones.

This beef bone broth is a rich, nutritious broth that is slow cooked for 12-72 hours. Add this flavorful broth to all your favorite soups and stews. trailstotable.com

Look for beef bones at your local supermarket, or ask the butcher if you are unsure where to find them.  You might even score a cool cow hoof like I did, and you can wow the kids with your awesomeness before plopping it into the pot.

Now, all you need is a few vegetables, a large pot and crock pot, and you are ready go.

This recipe is adapted from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook.  If you don’t already have a copy of this wonderful book, I highly recommend.

Enjoy!

 

 

Need inspiration on what to make with your broth?  Try this recipe!  Red Curry Noodle Soup

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Beef Bone Broth
A medley of beef and vegetables that slow cooks for 12-72 hours to create a rich, nutritious broth to add to your favorite soup or stew.
This beef bone broth is a rich, nutritious broth that is slow cooked for 12-72 hours. Add this flavorful broth to all your favorite soups and stews. trailstotable.com
Course Broth
Cuisine Soups
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12-72 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course Broth
Cuisine Soups
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12-72 hours
Servings
Ingredients
This beef bone broth is a rich, nutritious broth that is slow cooked for 12-72 hours. Add this flavorful broth to all your favorite soups and stews. trailstotable.com
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the soup bones in a large pot and add the vinegar. Cover with water until submerged. Let stand one hour.
  2. Meanwhile, place the ribs on a roasting pan, and cook in the oven, turning occasionally until all sides are browned.
  3. When the ribs are well browned, add them to the pot of bones, along with the vegetables. Leave the oven on.
  4. Discard any fat that may be left in the roasting pan. Add a little water to the pan and place the pan back in the oven for a few minutes to deglaze the pan and loosen up any juices. Turn off the oven and add these juices to the pot.
  5. If needed, add water until the contents are all submerged. Bring the pot to a boil for a few minutes, until scum begins to form at the top. Remove this scum with a slotted spoon, then carefully transfer all contents in the pot to a crock pot, using a slotted spoon or tongs. Pour in the liquid, and turn the crock pot on to low. Add herbs and pepper.
  6. Cook on low in the crock pot for 12-72 hours (the longer you cook, the more nutrients will be released). Add the garlic in the last couple hours of cooking.
  7. When you are ready, remove bones and other solids with a slotted a spoon or tongs. Pour broth through a strainer into a large bowl. Let cool in the refrigerator until the congealed fat rises to the top. Skim off the fat and discard. Salt to taste, if desired, or leave unsalted. Use immediately in soups or stews, or freeze for later.
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