Homemade Bone Broth (Beef Stock)

Easy homemade bone broth. Good for healing the gut. Also replaces any store bought beef stock which might contain gluten or other unwelcome ingredients.

This broth is really easy to make, delicious, and free of gluten or other sketchy ingredients. This version is also low FODMAPs but feel free to add a large onion in place of the scallion parts, if FODMAPs aren’t a problem for you. I make mine in a slow cooker, so that I can leave the house (or got to sleep) while its cooking. But you can also do this on a low simmer for about 4 to 6 hours on the stove, if you don’t have a slow cooker.

Ingredients

2-3 lbs. of beef or lamb bones, or a combination. (I get mine in the freezer section near the butcher in Whole Foods).
2 carrots, cut in large chunks
2 celery sticks, cut in large chunks
3 bay leaves
a bunch of scallions, green parts only
one bunch parsley, chopped course
about a gallon of water (filtered, preferred)

Instructions

Place all ingredients, except parsley and water in a slow cooker.  Add enough water to cover the ingredients (filtered water is best).  Cook on high for 8 to 10 hours. Add parsley and cook another hour on low.

Strain the broth, discarding the veggies and bones. Use as a base for beef-based soups and meals. You can store any remaining broth in small freezer-proof containers,and defrost one container at a time when using for beef stock in a recipe, or just to sip as a complement to lunch or dinner.

 

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