Restorative and nourishing, Bone Broth is everywhere these days- and understandably so! It’s affordable, packed with age-defying collagen, and easy to make right at home in either your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or in a stockpot on the stove.
Learn How to Make Beef Bone Broth with my easy-to-follow instructions, tips, and answers to all your bone broth frequently asked questions.
What Is Bone Broth?
Bone Broth is an ancient recipe for the ultimate functional and nutritious, lysine rich, gelatinous liquid. It’s an essential part of every traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practice. The basics of this recipe are very easy to follow.
You’ll be able to make, stock, and serve it all with just a bit of instruction. If you’re unfamiliar with what you’ll be making or how it’s supposed to taste, you can look at my Chinese Herbal Broth video above to find out how to make Bone Broth and then check out my Keto Bone Broth Meal Plan below to see how to make it for yourself, for your family, and for your weight loss goals.
How to Make Bone Broth
You may have seen this recipe on Pinterest and other online sites. There are a lot of good recipes out there for making homemade bone broth, but you’ve got to make sure you buy the right bones to make the best one.
With this recipe, we’re going to show you the best way to find the bones you need, the best broth ingredients to add to the bones, and what a good base stock base stock should look like. Bones: There are a few different kinds of bones that make good bone broth.
The most important to make sure you get are pork bones and beef bones. For best results, we recommend using a fat free/low cholesterol bones. But that’s a secondary issue, the best bones to use are pork and beef. Pork bone broth is naturally quite tasty and helps make the best gravy.
The Benefits of Bone Broth
That’s a mouthful. Let’s break it down into bite size pieces. Bone Broth Helps You Digest Not only can collagen be found in bone broth, but collagen breakdown has also been shown to reduce one’s risk of developing certain ailments. One such disease is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
You know what IBD is, right? IBD is a condition that causes inflammation and ulcers to form in the gastrointestinal tract, which means your body isn’t able to digest food as it should. Over time, IBD causes severe damage and disease and can be very detrimental to your health.
If you or someone in your life suffers from IBD, you’re probably already familiar with the symptoms, but the autoimmune disease can also bring chronic pain, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
Homemade vs. Store-bought Bone Broth
There’s no doubt that store-bought bone broth is definitely an inexpensive option. In fact, the FDA allows for meat from up to 48 hours in the ground before it’s considered “beef broth.”
However, some consumers claim that it contains too many additives, and may not be as healthy as homemade bone broth.
Now that you know a little more about the health benefits of bone broth, you might be wondering: Can you really make homemade bone broth at home for a fraction of the price? Absolutely! So, is it really that simple to make your own broth and add collagen right to your diet?
It is! If you’re prepared to make a little bit of a time investment, you can create homemade bone broth at home and add collagen right to your diet.
Other Uses for Bone Broth
See our Whole30 Paleo Broth Recipes, a keto, grain-free recipe for bone broth, and most importantly, a recent interview on this epic topic.
Best Keto Recipes Using Bone Broth
Several of my favorite Keto Bone Broth recipes include rich beef bones or the more neutral cuts of beef, like the shoulder blade or top round roast, to really add flavor. You can make a broth in the slow cooker, or even in the oven, and you can use the leftovers to make the ideal beef stock.
Find more great Keto recipes using bone broth here How to Make Bone Broth Recipe #1 The Best Keto Bone Broth Recipe: How to Make Bone Broth is a ridiculously easy way to make bone broth that’s rich in collagen and nutrient-dense. For this recipe, the fat and collagen content of the bones is what adds to its nourishing properties.
Takes only 45 minutes from start to finish, and is an excellent option if you’re short on time and want something easy to make.
Side Effects of Carbo Loading
Of course, the obvious side effects of piling on the carbs and fats are those that you know and love: increased hunger, anxiety, dehydration, and unhealthy carbs, added sugar, and undigested proteins in the bathroom trash bin. What might surprise you, however, is the side effects of adding so many carbs into your diet and body.
Why is that, you may ask? With so much protein coming into your system so quickly, it must get broken down in your large intestine into amino acids, including glutamine. This promotes better nutrient absorption and more efficient digestion. (Learn more about how this helps with digestion in my article here.)
Also, bone broth is a complex mixture of numerous nutrients, with a base of lactose (sugar) as a primary ingredient.
Making Your Own Chicken or Beef Stock
Making your own bone broth is one of those homey, old-school housewife jobs that require patience and a good deal of work. And honestly, it can be a bit of a pain. But hey, nothing worthwhile is easy, right? Making a ton of bone broth, and storing it for an entire year?
Okay… I’ll give you that. But the goal of this article isn’t to help you make more bone broth than you could possibly use. And if you’re planning on doing that, you’ll definitely need more chicken bones than beef.
But bone broth tastes much, much better when it’s made with specific meats and certain cuts, so be sure to plan your ingredients accordingly. (And if you’re lucky enough to have a vegetarian, vegan, or game butcher in the house, you could do a lot worse than bone broth. Sorry, but it does.
Making Your Own Fish or Shellfish Stock
Ah, the type of good stuff that gives you a full-body feel. Clam stock, duck stock, turkey stock, vegetable stock, beef stock…every liquid of the food group in my book is better made with the wisdom and care that a vegetable or animal stock gives you.
The #1 Best Keto Fish Stock Recipe: How to Make Fish Stock Ok, so if you’re a meat-lover, there’s no debating that this Keto Fish Stock recipe is for you! I made this fish stock with whole sea bream, since it was on sale at my local seafood market (check the cool thermometer’s temperature at the fish store first, too, they don’t usually want to adjust for fish) and it made enough stock to fill up my bigger stockpot to the brim, and then some!
You could do a similar thing with salmon or whatever you want to make.
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