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Nourishing Slow Simmered Beef Bone Broth

Nourishing slow simmered beef bone broth is what your body craves, deliciously simple to make and cures whatever ails you.
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Beverages, Mains, Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 36kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 3-4 pounds beef bones
    (organic grass fed cows) bones and cuts of meat high in collagen, like marrow, knuckles, and feet.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots
    sliced thick
  • 3 stalks celery sliced thick
  • 2 yellow onions
    peeled and chopped
  • water enough to cover bones
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • optional items few peppercorns, herbs, spices (only if you wish)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/ 200 degrees C.
  • Place beef bones on a lined baking tray. Brush beef bones, both sides with olive oil and roast for 1 hour.
  • Place your carrots, celery, onions, roasted beef bones, water to cover beef bones and apple cider into your crock pot.
  • Place crock pot on low heat and slowly simmer for at least 12-48 hours to let the flavors develop.
  • Once the broth is finished cooking remove the beef bones and vegetables and strain the broth through a strainer lined with either cheesecloth (or medical gauze bandage if you cannot find cheesecloth)
  • Allow your nourishing slow simmered beef bone broth to cool. Place beef bone broth in glass container but leave room at the top if you plan to freeze them later (glass will break in freezer if the liquid does not have room to expand when frozen).
  • Place in the refrigerator. The broth will turn into a beef broth gelatin-jello and the fat will solidify on top.
  • Skim fat off top of beef bone broth with spoon.
  • Heat your beef broth gently on top of the stove and enjoy either in a mug with a little salt or use in your favorite soups and other recipes!
  • Beef bone broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen up to 2 months. We like to freeze some bone broth in ice cubes trays and then put them in a freezer baggie. When you are making sauces or need a little extra flavor you can pop a cube or two in your recipe and let it heat up and cook.
There are a few little tricks to making and storing Nourishing Slow Simmered Beef Bone Broth that might come in handy..
1) Roast your bones for at least an hour. If you like, you can even roast your vegetables and that adds another dimension of flavor. I sometimes like to add whole peppercorns or other herbs and whole spices to our bone broths for added flavor.
2) Slowly simmer your Nourishing Slow Simmered Beef Bone Broth over at least 12-48 hours but longer is ALWAYS better.
3) Safety First! Be cognizant on where you place your crock pot and where you plug it in. ( We place our crock pot directly over the stove burners, just to be extra careful)
4) If you are concerned about leaving the house or sleeping whilst your crock pot is on low, turn it off. Keep the crock pot lid on as it will still be piping hot when you wake up in am. Then, turn your crock pot back on low to restart your slow simmering process.
5) Once your beef bone broth is done cooking, allow to cool before putting it in the refrigerator.
6) Once your beef bone broth is cool, place in the refrigerator. Once it cools completely, the fat will rise up to the top and can be skimmed off with a spoon. Underneath you are left with a gelatin beef bone broth it looks like jello beef bone broth. If your beef bone broth turned into gelatin, you did it right. Don't worry as soon as it is reheated, it will turn back into a broth.
7) If your nourishing beef broth did not turn into gelatin after being placed in the refrigerator, maybe you used too much water to bone ratio, sometimes if you just cook it longer some of the water will evaporate and more of the gelatin from the bones will cook down.
8) If you wish, you can keep your bone broth in the refrigerator in a glass jar for up to 3 days but after that it must be frozen and used within 3 months.
9) We like to freeze our nourishing slow simmered beef broth in large ice-cube trays or muffin silicon moulds and then place in a freezer bag. These are the perfect little half cup sized cubes to add to gravies and sauces.
10) What do you do if you cannot find cheese cloth??? Use sterile medical gauze, of course. LOL That is what we did and it worked just fine.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2615IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg