Beef bone broth is delicious and nutritious! I started making it about a year ago after a friend recommended Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet.
Honestly, I never really got into the diet aspect so much as I did just incorporating bone broth into my existing diet—which is fairly healthy. I only pour copious amounts of heavy cream into my coffee once in a while. :)
I know it's a big food trend right now and yadda yadda yadda, but hey—it is very nutritious, despite all the hipster hype. It's rich in minerals that support the immune system—phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. And it is a rich source of collagen, which is good for joints, hair, and skin.
Anyway, this is how to make beef bone broth. I suggest you try it for yourself. Homemade tastes way better than the stuff you buy at the store!
I've modified Dr. Kellyann's recipe slightly.
Start with a 5-lb. bag of good beef bones. I get mine from the Co-Opportunity in Santa Monica—they're grass fed and high quality. I like to also pick up a pack of "knuckle soup bones," as they're labeled at the Co-Op.
Place the beef bones in a large pot on the stove and cover with filtered water. Add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil. Skim off the nasty looking film that starts forming on the top. Not sure what that stuff is but it does not look appetizing. Once that's discarded, we carry on.
Throw in four chopped carrots, one large chopped onion, four chopped celery stalks, two dried bay leaves, four whole cloves, and a tablespoon of peppercorns.
Cover with a lid a let it simmer (very low setting) for about 24 hours.
Easy. And good.
Once it's finished, strain the broth into a large container and let it cool before you refrigerate it. The fat will rise to the top and harden. This stuff is amazing. You can clean the fat and bake with it, make candles with it, make beauty products with it. Just google it. I like making tallow candles. Check out my post on that, if you so desire!
This morning for breakfast I poached an egg in boiling beef bone broth. It was sooooo good!
To your health! And hygge!