DIY BEEF AND LAMB BONE BROTH
I won’t lie, it has taken me a long time to catch onto to the DIY bone broth train, simply because I thought it all seemed super complicated and hard to follow or make. WELL, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Over the weekend I made my very first bone broth and it turned out AWESOME. More importantly, it is actually super simple and something that I endeavor to do a lot more for my pets.
One thing I wanted to overcome was including chicken feet, as most recipes mention that they are what gives the broth that gelatin like set finish. Chicken feet aren’t available at local supermarkets which means for a lot of people its already in the “too hard basket”. So that being said, the broth I made comprised of entirely ingredients sourced from my local Woolworths.
If reading isn’t your thing, then feel free to check out this entire recipe summed up in a 1 minute 30 video on my Youtube channel.
- Slow cooker
- Measuring table spoon
- Sieve/ something to drain liquid through
- Container or BPA free molds
- Chopping board
- A selection of beef and lamb soup bone (I used beef brisket and lamb soup bones)
- 4 – 5 cloves of garlic (here is one of the reasons why I included garlic)
- Fresh water
- Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother”
- At least 10 minutes prep time
- 24 hours of slow cooking time
- 2-3 hours refrigeration time or overnight to set the broth
- Any freezing time if you want to make into cute shaped molds
- Dice garlic gloves and set aside.
- Place bones in base of the slow cooker.
- Add 3-4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Fill to the top with fresh water.
- Add diced garlic.
- Slow cook on LOW for 24 hours.
- Remove bone pieces.
- Drain the broth ensuring all bone pieces are removed.
- Place broth in a container to set in the fridge preferably over night.
- Scrape the top layer of fat off and remove.
- Ideally the broth should have a jelly like consistency. Portion into a container or fill BPA free molds and freeze.
- Store in the refrigerator or freeze if not planned to used within 7 days.
Benefits of Bone Broth
There are a stack of resources that mention how incredibly rich bone broth is in vitamins and minerals and is ultimately beneficial for maintaining joint and gut health.
Here are some:
An opposing view on bone broth is that the mineral content in the broth isn’t as rich as we may all believe, which is something to take into consideration. You can view the article here.