Making Bone Broth

Making bone broth is one of the simplest ways to add healthier food choices into your family’s and your diet. What is bone broth you might ask? Think of chicken or beef broth. It’s the same think, except it’s made from beef bones. I am fortunate that my friend is a farmer and has provided me with the broth bones. You can also get them from your local butcher or market. Broth bones are similar to the shank bones you would traditionally use for Osso Bucco, but have almost no meat left on them.

To make the broth is simple. Add the bones to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for at least 50 minutes or so to extract the most nutrients from the bones. Allow to cool then remove the bones and discard. Then strain the broth to remove any excess debris from cooking. There you have it, fresh broth to use either right away or freeze to use for soups, gravies, stews, etc. at a future date.