What is bone broth good for? I recommend bone broth as the number one thing you should consume if you’re struggling with leaky gut syndrome, joint problems and common skin concerns like cellulite.
Making this homemade recipe is one of the best ways to reap all of the benefits of beef bone broth.
I hope you make this delicious beef bone broth recipe today.
What Is Bone Broth Good for?
Bone broths have been staples of traditional diets around the world for centuries. What are the benefits of bone broth? Not only are they both flavor- and nutrient-dense, they’re also easy to digest and able to boost internal healing thanks to key components like gelatin, which research has shown can help support intestinal health and integrity. (1)
In addition to gelatin and collagen, the long simmering of the beef bones and ligaments also releases beneficial amino acids like proline, glycine and glutamine. These amino acids are key to metabolic processes, including the support of bone mineral density, muscle tissue creation and repair. Glycine, in particular, has been shown to protect against muscle wasting. (2) Amino acids also help to break down the foods we eat and boost nutrient absorption. (3)
In case you were wondering, the benefits of beef bone broth and chicken bone broth are very similar, so you really can’t go wrong choosing either one! What is the difference between bone broth and stock? They’re usually very similar or even exactly the same in terms of ingredients, but bone broths are typically cooked significantly longer than stocks. Broth is cooked for an even shorter time span than stock. So if you have to choose between the three, opt for bone broth every time.
Are you wondering: Can I drink bone broth on a fast? You certainly can. In fact, I’m a huge fan of periodically doing a bone broth fast.
Do You Just Drink Bone Broth?
The best way to consume bone broth on a daily basis is not always easy for people to understand. Do you just drink bone broth? You can, but there are so many other ways to use bone broth. There are so many options when it comes to chicken or beef bone broth.
But wait, which is better: beef or chicken bone soup? Personal taste preference is the main reason for that. It’s possible to choose between the two based on what goes better with a recipe.
Some recipes like Vietnamese pho or beef bone vegetable soup are clearly best with a beef bone broth. For other dishes like Baked Chile Relleno Casserole or Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo, chicken bone broth is the perfect addition.
There are other ways to use beef bone broth.
If you use all organic ingredients, you can make a delicious organic beef bone broth recipe. It is important to avoid factory-farmed meats with the use of organic bones. If you are short on time, you can always purchase high-quality bone broth from your local health food store or try a protein powder made from bone broth.
Recipe Nutrition Facts
The nutrition facts for beef bone broth will vary depending on a number of factors, such as how long you cook it for, how much fat you skim off the top, and so on.
In general, homemade beef broth is low in calories and fat, contains a notable amount of protein and zero grams of sugar and carbs. (4) The amount of sodium depends upon how much sea salt you use.
Is this a beef bone marrow broth recipe? It definitely is! I recommend opting for beef bones with marrow, which are naturally rich in collagen. To maximize beef bone broth nutrition and quality, the best bones for bone broth come from organically-raised and — in the case of beef — grass-fed animals.
How to Make Beef Bone Broth
It’s just as easy to make beef bone broth as it is to make my chicken bone broth recipe. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and let it cook for at least 24 hours.
I don’t recommend making beef bone soup in instant pot because the low and slow simmering method allows for more time for the bones and other ingredients to release their beneficials components into the soup.
It is easy to make a grass-fed beef bone broth if you choose bones from a grass-fed cow. If you want to make an organic beef bone broth, all of your ingredients need to be organic.
And don’t worry, making this bone broth recipe Paleo-friendly takes no additional effort because it is totally Paleo diet-approved!
The beef bones should be placed in a 10-quart capacity slow cooker.
The veggies and dry ingredients should be added.
Add the water.
Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce and cook for 24 to 48 hours, skimming the fat that rises to the surface occasionally.
Allow the temperature to cool a bit and discard all the objects.
Pull the rest out through a strainer.
After straining, keep stock cool to room temperature.
You can freeze your homemade beef bone broth for up to three months if you use it within a week.
It is not as difficult to make homemade bone soup.