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Bone broth recipe

Beef Bone Broth Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 48 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Making this homemade recipe is one of the best ways you can reap all of the awesome beef bone broth benefits. Plus, making beef bone broth is a lot easier than you might think and is far healthier than store-bought versions.


  • 4 pounds beef bones with marrow
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 sprigs parsley
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 20 cups cold water


  1. Place all ingredients in a 10 quart capacity slow cooker or large stock pot on the stove.
  2. Add in water.
  3. Turn on the slow cooker and prepare to cook for at least 36 hours, so that might mean 3 cycles on the standard slow cooker that has a maximum 12-hour setting (unless you can set your slow cooker for 36 hours).
  4. If cooking on a stovetop, bring the large pot to a boil over high heat; reduce and simmer gently.
  5. In slow cooker or pot, skim the fat that rises to the surface occasionally.
  6. Simmer for 36 to 48 hours.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander. Let stock cool to room temperature, cover and chill.
  9. Refrigerate and use within a week. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 48 hours
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stovetop, Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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