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Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Here's my delicious yet simple beef bone broth recipe. Give it a try and I think you'll fall in love with it!

Prep time: 10 min • Cook time: 12 to 24 hr • Yield: 12 servings


  • 2 unpeeled carrots, scrubbed and roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, including leafy part, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3½ pounds grass-fed beef bones (preferably joints and knuckles)
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  1. Place all the vegetables and the garlic, bones and bay leaves into a large pot on the stove or in a slow cooker. Sprinkle on the salt, drizzle with vinegar, and add enough water to cover everything by 1 inch (about 13 cups).
  2. Cook for 12 to 24 hours on low.
  3. Use a shallow spoon to carefully skim the film off the top of the broth. Pour the broth through a fine strainer and discard the solids. Taste the broth and add more salt as needed.
  4. The broth will keep for 3 days in the fridge and 3 months in your freezer.

Substitute: Feel free to substitute chicken, fish or pork bones or to combine them all. Also, adding dried mushrooms or using 2 tablespoons fish sauce in place of salt (add it in Step 1) dramatically boosts the flavor of the broth. This is a great, simple recipe for beef bone broth.