That’s why I decided this year to get serious about checking out bone broth - made from our 100% grassfed beef.
Could it help me stay healthy this coming winter?
First I checked the truly remarkable science about beef broth - for instance here are six benefits cited by Medical News today:
- It is highly nutritious.
- It may protect the joints.
- It may help fight osteoarthritis.
- It may help reduce inflammation and heal the gut. ...
- It may aid sleep.
- It may support weight loss.
So those sound good - and I’m pretty motivated!
But I don’t have a go-to recipe for bone broth...so I asked some of our customers who are regular buyers of our marrow bones to share their recipes.
And share they did!
Sarah Gonella from Oakland, Maine is a wonderful customer with a big family keeps it simple and straightforward:
“All I do is roast the bones (sometimes still from half frozen) at 350 degrees for about 45 mins. Shorter or longer? I haven’t noticed much difference!
“Then I put them in my giant stock pot and add a good few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I will then fill the pot with filtered water. I bring the water and bones almost to a boil and then simmer on low (with the lid slightly vented) for at least 6-8 hours. Then I use it to make soup! I could make soup for a week off of one set of bones :) I just make broth and use it and then make more. Sometimes I simmer the broth longer and sometimes shorter, it just depends on what I need it for and when! Sometimes we just drink broth, but my kids and husband love soup so we make LOTS of soup in the winter!”
Yvonne Gabaldon from Peabody, Mass also belongs to the keep-it-simple school. Here’s what she shared with me:
“Hello Farmer Dan!
“I just put a crock pot full of water, 1/2c apple cider vinegar, one long bone, carrots and celery and cook for 12+ hours. The amounts are not specific. This can be either beef or chicken bone broth. Hope it goes well and you find what you are looking for! Best to you guys! I wish you the best!”
Similarly Sarah Zuch from Stow, Ohio shared her take on bone broth with me:
“So honestly for my bone broth I just stick the bones in the instapot with the water covering the tops of the bones and then stick it on for four hours on high pressure!! You’ve got bone broth that is SIBO and histamine friendly! You could add a TB of apple cider vinegar I suppose and also 2-3 bay leaves to give it more flavor as well as a teaspoon of salt.”
There - it’s not complicated at all.
Now would be a good time to stock up on some of our Heartstone Farm 100% Grassfed marrow bones - and cook up some healthy broth!