Makes about 10 cups
With just a few easy steps, you can make your own flavorful and nutritious bone broth right at home. Bone broth is a powerhouse of health benefits. Rich in minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids. The protein and collagen-packed gelatin can help improve bone and joint health, support the digestive and immune system, aid in maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails, and improve sleep quality. This incredible broth is pleasantly satisfying and a great addition to any diet.
Here are a few ways it can be included:
- As a base to any stew or soup
- Cooked with grains
- Used in sauces or gravy
- Sipped for a boost of nutrition
Instant Pot, Colander or mesh strainer, Jars or storage container (Freezer jars if you plan to store for later use)
- 3-3.5 lb bag of venison soup bones
- 1 large sweet onion, cut in half
- 1 whole garlic bulb, cut in half across
- 2-3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 2 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- A few fresh rosemary sprigs
- A few fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar - this help pulls out important nutrients from the bones
- ½ tbsp whole peppercorns
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
- 12 cups filtered water
Step 1. Roast bones
Step 2. Pressure cook
Add all ingredients to the pot. Pour a little water on the baking tray, scrape any flavorful bits into the pot, close the lid, set on pressure cook at high pressure for 2 hours plus full natural release -45 minutes.
Step 3. Strain
*Store refrigerated up to 5 days or freeze in freezer-safe jars for later use.
Step 4. Reuse bones
An alternative method of cooking bone broth:
No Instant Pot, no problem. Place all ingredients in a large pot or slow cooker. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover with lid, and cook for up to 24 hours. The longer it cooks the more flavorful and nutritious the broth will be.
Sippable Bone Broth RecipesWhile bone broth can be added into a range of ingredients and is a delicious and nutrient-dense base to soups and sauces, it can also be lightly flavored to be sipped on all on its own! Try these two quick flavorings for a light meal:
Ginger Miso Bone Broth
- 1 cup bone broth
- 1tsp miso
- 1 slice of ginger
- thinly sliced scallions
- ½ tsp liquid aminos (optional)
In a small pot on medium-low heat add bone broth and ginger. Bring to a gentle simmer and mix in miso until fully incorporated into the broth. Add liquid aminos. Then top with scallions. Enjoy!
Zesty Tomato Bone Broth
- 1 cup bone broth
- ¼ cup tomato, finely chopped
- Lemon zest, plus squeeze of lemon juice
- garlic, grated to taste
- ½ tsp za’atar seasoning
- Salt to taste
In a small pot on medium-low heat add bone broth, tomatoes, and garlic. Bring to a gentle simmer and then add za’atar seasoning, lemon zest, juice, and salt. Enjoy!