Whether you are looking to save money, eat healthy, or reduce waste in your kitchen, making your own bone broth is a simple thing to do. There is not a lot of active prep time for this recipe- 10-15 minutes for the simplest version, 20 if you are adding more vegetables. Inactive time can be as little as overnight to 24 hours for a deeper flavor.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Materials
For the most basic broth you will need
Leftover bones. Here I am using ham.
Water to cover. I am using 9 cups.
1-3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
1 Medium onion
4+ Garlic cloves
1 Crock Pot
Step 2: Gather Optional Ingredients
Carrots, celery, or other vegetables
Herbs to taste
Step 3: Prepare Bones
Put bones in the crock pot.
Add apple cider vinegar and cover.
This helps pull out the nutrients.
Step 4: Chop Vegetables
Rough chop the vegetables into 2-3 inch sticks.
Quarter the onions.
Garlic cloves can be tossed in whole or crushed either with the flat of your knife or between two large spoons.
Step 5: Add Vegetables and Optional Ingredients to the Crock Pot
Step 6: Cover With Water
Step 7: Cover Crock Pot
Cover crock pot with lid and cook on low for 8-24 hours. Do not lift the lid until you're done!
Step 8: Strain
When broth has cooked to the desired time, turn off the crock pot.
Strain out the vegetables, herbs, and bones. Throw away.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Home-made broth is very versatile. Use in soups and stews, drink on its own, or add flavor to other from- scratch recipes.