Food Prep Friday – Bone Broth

Food Prep Friday – Bone Broth
Author: Coach Nancy
Bone Broth, otherwise known as stock, makes a wonderful base for soups and stews, but is also flavorful enough to drink on a cold winter’s night. Making homemade broth is one of those things that over the long run saves you time and will save you money. Using your slow cooker to make broth is really easy and requires almost no hands-on time at all. You can use pork, chicken, or beef bones and the results are all good. (TIP: After Thanksgiving don’t throw out that carcass; make turkey broth! If you befriend your local butcher, he may even give you a bag of bones for pennies.) Suggested tweaks: You can leave out the veggies and just use the bay leaves and garlic. The broth can be flavored with salt and pepper afterward. Try using a mix of oxtail, short ribs, chicken feet, and pigs feet but really any bones will do. If you can’t find quite the same assortment of bones, you can use chicken backs and wings.
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 3-5 pounds of bones
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Dump the vegetables in the bottom of a slow cooker and drop in the bones.
  2. Lay the bay leaves around the bones and drizzle with the vinegar.
  3. Add enough water to cover everything.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours and up to 24 hours.
  5. When it is ready, pour the liquid in a large glass container.
Notes
The broth will keep in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for six months. Once it chilled, the bone broth should transform into beef jello, a gel – a sure sign it is loaded with collagen. (Don’t worry—it’ll return to its liquid state once it’s heated.)

 

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