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Beef Bone Broth

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!*

There’s much talk about bone broth lately and especially this time of year, but truthfully it can be drunk any time of year to keep your immune system strong. Sipping broths aren’t the most common thing for people to cook or enjoy as a snack or a part of a meal, but when you realize the depth of flavor in this broth you’ll want to make it a part of your regular rotation. There are so many layered flavors in this broth -the components have hours to cook down and marry together which creates a lot of richness. bonebroth-ingredients


2 pounds beef marrow bones (approx. 4-5 bones)

2 chicken backs 2 onions, halved

Half a bunch of chives

Half a bunch of parsley

Half a bunch of dill

3 stalks of celery

1 large carrot

1 head of garlic, top sliced off

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 ounces tomato paste

Half an ounce of dried shiitake mushrooms (approx. 10 caps)

1-2 bay leaves

5 quarts of water

Salt & pepper

brothpot Method:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place meat and bones in a roasting pan or on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast until browned (30 to 35 minutes). They don’t need to cook all the way through, but should be slightly browned.
  2. Put roasted meat and bones in a 12-quart stockpot and add vinegar and tomato paste and enough cold water to cover by 3 inches (about 6 quarts). Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours. While simmering, occasionally skim fat and foam from the top using a ladle.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients. Continue to simmer, uncovered, for a minimum of 3 hours. If using knucklebones, simmer overnight, 9 to 15 hours, so the knucklebones have sufficient time to break down.
  4. Remove meat and bones with a slotted spoon or tongs; reserve meat for another use (such as soup). Pour broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a large heatproof bowl. Once broth has cooled, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bones: high in calcium and magnesium, which support healthy hair and nails and are known to boost your immune system.

Satisfy your senses,
Amanda (follow me on Twitter!)

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