Slow Cooked Healthy Beef Bone Broth
Beef broth, chicken broth and fish broth are believed to be a cure-all in lots of traditional households. According to many a grandmother and healer, the bones used to make broth are rich in nutrients and help to soothe sore throats, as well as build strong bones and teeth. Broth can be eaten alone or used to make recipes like French onion soup. Such recipes are much nicer if you use homemade broth or consommé to make them.
It is true that bone broths feature in all the traditional cuisines of the world. When animals are slaughtered locally, nothing goes to waste. The knuckles, carcasses, hooves, and bones can all be used to make a fine broth.
Science is in agreement with the grandmothers and healers, in that rich broths contain calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, silicon and trace minerals. It contains broken down cartilage and tendon materials like glucosamine and certain sulfates to help with joint pain and arthritis. The following recipe for a healthy beef bone broth is ideal if you want to eat something nutrient rich, as well as incredibly tasty. It is cooked slowly for between twelve and seventy two hours, so bear that in mind if you want to use it to make a French onion soup recipe – your onion soup isn’t going to be ready any time soon!
How to Make the Most Nutritious Beef Broth
Summary: Cooking beef broth yourself is the best way to make it if you want to end up with a high quality broth which is really versatile. This recipe is wonderful.
- 4 lbs beef marrow and knuckle bones
- 3 onions, chopped
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1 calf’s foot, chopped (optional)
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 4 quarts cold water
- 3 lbs meaty neck or rib bones
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 teaspoon crushed, dried green peppercorns
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together
- Put the marrow bones and knuckle, as well as the calf’s foot (if you are using it) in a big pot with the vinegar and cover with cold water. Let them stand for an hour.
- Meanwhile, roast the meaty bones at 350 degrees F in the oven.
- When they are nice and brown, add them to the pot with the marrow bones and knuckle.
- Add the vegetables to the pot too. Pour the fat out of the roasting pan, add cold water to the pan and heat it over a high flame, poking at the stuck on bits with a wooden spoon until they come loose.
- Tip all this liquid into the pot, adding more water if you need to, to cover the bones. The liquid should not be any higher than an inch from the top of the pot.
- Bring the beef broth to a boil and remove the scum from the top with a spoon.
- Turn down the heat and add the peppercorns and thyme.
- Boil the broth for between 12 and 72 hours.
- Add the parsley and simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the bones with a slotted spoon or tongs and strain the beef broth into a big bowl.
- Let it cool in the refrigerator, and then remove the congealed fat, which will rise to the top.
- Transfer the beef broth to smaller containers, use what you need and freeze the remainder.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 13 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)
Beef broth is better when you make it yourself, and it is especially tasty if you use a selection of vegetables and herbs, as well as beef bones. Feel free to throw in any vegetables past their prime, because these are fine for adding flavor to homemade broth. As you can see from the picture, the finished broth will be dark brown. Imagine how meaty it smells and how wonderful it tastes. Use the broth to make French onion soup or another beefy dish, or simple enjoy it as an appetizer or savory beverage.
Current average ratings.
Leave a Reply
- Simple Chicken Stew Recipe in a Crock Pot
- Grilled Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- The Best French Onion Soup Tuscan Style
- Cream of Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Easy 5 Ingredient Cream of Asparagus Soup
- An Old Fashioned Oxtail Stew Recipe
- Mixed Seafood Chowder with Crumbled Bacon
- Easy Recipe for How to Make Rabbit Stew
- Czech Potato Soup with Mushrooms
- Chicken Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles
- Insider Secrets to Storing Onions
- What to Serve with Beef Stew
- What to Do With Stew Meat Besides Stew
- How to Thicken Potato Soup
- How to Caramelize Onions Like a Pro
- Can I Use New York Strip Steak for Stew?
- Five Common French Onion Soup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
- How to Brown Stew Meat
- How Long is Potato Soup Good?
- The History of Onion Soup - The History of French Onion Soup
- What Makes Clam Chowder Recipes So Wonderfully Unique November 21, 2013
- Chicken and Noodles Recipe November 20, 2013
- Simple Chicken Soup Recipe November 18, 2013
- Clam Chowder Wars November 16, 2013
- How to Make Dumplings November 15, 2013
- Budget Crockpot Recipes November 12, 2013
- Fish Soup Recipe November 8, 2013
- Alphabet Soup Recipe November 7, 2013
- Rich and Creamy Seafood Chowder Recipe November 7, 2013
- Crock Pot Beef Stew and Herb Dumplings (77417 Views)
- Onion Soup Articles (44129 Views)
- Rich and Creamy Seafood Chowder Recipe (37741 Views)
- Crockpot Corn Chowder (26904 Views)
- Home (24996 Views)
- Grilled Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (17947 Views)
- Mexican Recipe for Taco Soup with Cilantro (17502 Views)
- Pumpkin Soup (17019 Views)
- Pumpkin Soup Articles (11146 Views)
- Vibrant Orange and Carrot Soup (9259 Views)