There are very few foods that we like to call a “superfood.” But bone broth – specifically, homemade beef broth – is at the top of our list.
Beef bone broth is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there. Bone broth is considered a superfood for the gut that also provides cascading health benefits throughout the body (healthy skin, joint support and even regulates the release of norepinephrine, aka “fight or flight.”)
The key to any good bone broth is using good bones – and we love these marrow bones from Farm Foods Market. Farm Foods Market only provides meat and bones from grass-fed & grass-finished cattle, which means you’ll get the highest quality nutrients out of your recipe.
This savory rosemary beef bone broth recipe is one of the easiest ways to reap the amazing health benefits from marrow bones. Give it a shot and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Bone Broth
*makes approximately 4 mason jars
- Slow cooker (6 quarts or larger)
- Fat Separator or metal strainer
- 3 or 4 mason jars or storage containers
- 4 lbs. beef bones (we prefer knuckle)
- 1 red onion, quartered
- 5 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 large sprigs of rosemary
- 8 cups water
- 4+ tablespoons Salt (or more to taste)
- ~10 whole peppercorns
Add the beef bones, onion, garlic, rosemary, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and water to the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 12-24 hours.
Once the bone broth is ready, turn off the slow cooker and grab your ladle and fat separator. Gently ladle broth into fat separator and pour the strained contents into your mason jars or storage containers. Discard the leftover bones, veggies and fat.
If you do’t own a fat separator, place a strainer over a large bowl. Ladle the broth into the strainer and discard the bones and veggies. Pour the broth into your containers.
When the broth is cool enough, take a taste and evaluate the flavor. You can add additional salt or seasonings to taste. You can also keep or skim the additional fat that may rise to the top of the broth – this is completely your preference!
Serve immediately or refrigerate or freeze for later.