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Basic Bone Broth

Course Gluten-free, Main Course
Keyword Broth, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low Sugar, Quick Dinners
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 10 minutes
Servings 4 quarts
Author Debra Brunk

Ingredients

  • 2 - 4 lb meat bones or poultry carcass
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar for beef bones; use 2 Tbsp for poultry
  • 3 celery ribs washed, unpeeled, coarsely chopped
  • 3 carrots washed, unpeeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion unpeeled, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Add bones to stockpot, then add remaining ingredients.

  2. Let pot sit for 1 hour (beef) or 30 minutes (chicken). The apple cider vinegar will work on the bones to help them release calcium, magnesium, and other minerals.

  3. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Note: a slow cooker works great for this.

  4. Cover and cook. Beef: 24 - 72 hours. Poultry: 6 - 24 hours.

  5. Strain, pour into storage containers and cool.

  6. Store in refrigerator or freezer (for long term).