Organic Bone Broth: Try this Beef Bone Broth Recipe

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Have you always wanted to try organic bone broth or wanted to know what all the fuss was about? I’m not just going to tell you about bone broth but, I’m going to show you how to make the best organic beef both broth. Find out how to make it and why this stuff is so good for your health.

If you want to do something good for your health it’s time to listen up. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably heard about bone broth.

I mean you must have! Bone broth shops are popping up all over the country. And if you haven’t heard, it’s all good. So keep doing reading. I’m going to show you how to make the best beef bone broth at home. It’s really simple.

What exactly is bone broth?

Bone broth is a broth made of bones that have been cooked for hours to get the collagen and nutrients out of the bone. It’s not the same thing as chicken, beef or even turkey broth. If you’re buying bone broth already prepared, look for the word “bone” in the title to make sure that you’re getting the right thing.

I’m using, pasture-raised grass-fed beef bones. When making broth, the bones are slow cooked for anywhere from 16-72 hours to get the very best broth.

In this case, I cooked my beef marrow bones for 48 hours in a slow cooker. I prefer using a slow cooker versus a stove top, although you can use either. It just makes things easier to control and allows for less tending.

If you don’t have a slow cooker, it’s time to get one. It’s important to use grass-fed and organic bones when making bone broth. Otherwise, you risk ingesting nasty toxins and chemicals that are not good for anyone. That would just cancel out the benefits of eating bone broth in the first place.

Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and vitamin k are stored in the bones of animals.

Also important is the fact that when those bones are cooked the right way, collagen is released in addition to the minerals. Collagen is important for strong teeth, hair, nails and supple skin.

It’s the also the most abundant protein in the body but, the quantity of the collage reduces as we age. That’s one of the reasons that joints ache, hair snaps and skins wrinkle and sag.

Leaky Gut

In addition, collagen provides amino acids and minerals which help to heal leaky gut.

Leaky gut syndrome is condition where large holes form in the intestine and cause nutrients, minerals and waste (that should be excreted), to leak out of the intestine and into the bloodstream.

Leaky gut is a known culprit in autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities, anxiety, decreased immunity and more. So eating organic bone broth is more than about healthy aging and maintaining supple skin.

Of course, you can buy bone broth already prepared at the grocery store . But, it’s nice to know how to make your own. Turkey and chicken bone broth are also options. You can even mix chicken and beef bones if you’d like. It’s your party you can jam like you want to.

What Type of Bones to Use for Bone Broth

When purchasing bones for bone broth it’s important to stick to grass-fed, grass finished bones Bones like marrow bones (femur), chicken tips, knuckles, chicken feet and joints are good to make good quality bone broth.

Talk to your butcher if you’re unsure about what to get. I’ve made bone broth several times and after experimenting over the years, I’ve found what works best. You can also purchase these bones from local farms near you.

Once the bone broth is cooked, allow it to cool on the countertop and then sit in the refrigerator. After being left to settle and chill, what you should see is a thin layer of fat or gelatinized collagen on top.

This stuff is gold in a jar!

I like to use mason jars to easily see the separation and then skim off the fat to reserve for use in later cooking.

One of the goals when making homemade bone broth is to get the broth to gel. The gel is formed by the naturally occurring gelatin in the bones you start with. Sometimes you get it right, other times you don’t. Either way, what you get after starting with the right bones and then slow cooking for hours is pretty nutritious and delicious.

Again, it really depends on what type of bones you start with. If you start with bones with lots of connective tissue those found in beef knuckles it’ll be easier to get the gel on the top. You can even add some chicken feet if you like.

How to Store Bone Broth

After cooking, store the beef broth in the fridge for up to 5 days. Remaining broth can be poured into silicon ice cube molds, frozen and then put into freezer bags for longer storage.

How to Use Bone Broth

You can enjoy your organic beef bone broth in soup, in side dishes or by itself.

The resulting broth can also be customized by adding additional herbs and spices like turmeric, cumin or cayenne pepper for an extra anti-inflammatory kick.

Yield: 1-2 quarts

Organic Beef Bone Broth

Organic Beef Bone Broth

How to make organic beef both broth. Make bone broth the right way and find out why it's so good for your health. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 days 18 seconds
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 days 45 minutes 18 seconds


  • 5  pounds beef marrow bones (can use a mix of beef bones with cartilage, and some tendons)
  • 1 onion (thickly sliced, peels don't have to be removed)
  • 1 head of garlic (sliced in half)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 fistful fresh thyme 
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns 
  • 2 tbsp Himalayan sea salt 
  • Enough water to cover (1 inch over bones)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 

Roast for 20 minutes. 

Flip bones and continue cooking for 20 more minutes. 

Place onions, garlic, thyme, peppercorns, bones, salt and bay leaves in slow cooker. 

Add just enough filtered water to the pot to over the bones. 

Simmer on low slow cooker setting for 16-48 hours. 

Filter the stock and then enjoy. 

Allow to cool before storing. 

*Leftover beef bone broth can be stored for up to 5 days in tightly sealed jars. After that, freeze remaining in silicone cube trays before storing in a freezer bag or container and freezing up to six months. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 568Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 166mgSodium 250mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 50g

A Note About Where to Buy Beef Bones for Beef Bone Broth

Organic beef bones are not easy to find. Even you can’t organic beef bones, here are some other important points to stick by when purchasing beef bones for your bone broth.

At minimum, make sure that the bones you source have these traits:

  • grass-fed
  • grass finished
  • antibiotic free
  • comes from pasture-raised and ethically raised animals

This minimizes your toxic load and makes for a more quality product in the end. Small farms (near you) that are transparent about their farming practices are best. Here’s a small farm where I’ve purchased bones.

Look For These Key Words When Looking for A Farm to Purchase Bones From

As a best practice, look for these words on the farm’s website to make sure that you are getting the best quality product:

  • 100% grass fed and grass finished
  • no chemicals
  • no antibiotics
  • humanely-raised
  • no mRNA vaccines
  • no GMO’s
  • regenerative

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Original: January 20th 2020, Updated February 19, 2024

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  • Comments ( 2 )

  • avatar

    Today was soup day and this beef bone broth was the first one. The roasting onions & beef bones filled the house with delicious aromas that were merely a preview of the finished broth. My only “adjustment” was to use my Instant Pot & made the broth under pressure rather than using the slow cooker function. Opening the pot my nose was met with the scent of rich, deep beef broth. What a delicious cup of healing nourishment I enjoyed once it was cool enough to drink! The batch is now cooling & will be stored in glass jars very soon!

    • avatar
      Dr. Lisa

      The scent does waft up the whole house. So much anticipation. The flavors definitely don’t disappoint.

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