Foodie Friday: Ultimate Bone Broth Recipe

Welcome to Foodie Fridays! This week’s bone broth recipe provides loads of nutrients for good health, and makes a great base for hearty winter soups and stews.

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This week’s recipe has been all the rage lately, and “bone broth carts” are even popping up in major cities. Despite the trendiness of bone broth, it is an ancient food consumed by many traditional societies for thousands of years. It contains tons of healthy minerals, as well as collagen and other nutrients, and has been touted as great for the joints, immune system, and digestive system. It takes a while to cook, but is easy to throw together and can be left on the stove to simmer while you do other things.

How should you use it? This deliciously flavorful broth can take the place of any other broth called for in your regular recipes, and can also be used for sauteing foods, and even for drinking plain when you need a cup of something hot and satisfying!

Remember for all bone broths, you should always use organic meat bones when at all possible, to avoid any chemicals or toxins that may be released from the bones of animals raised in feedlots and fed an unhealthy diet.

The Ultimate Bone Broth Recipe

by Deanna Dorman

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:24 hours


  • 4 lbs beef bones
  • 12 cups water
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, roughly diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped leeks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 t black peppercorns


1. Preheat oven to 450 °F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the bones on the baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

2. Once the bones are cooked place bones in a large stockpot and cover with water. Add the vinegar and allow to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.


For full instructions, use, and storage ideas, see the full recipe at

Image Source: Paleo Hacks


For more facts about bone broth, plus lots of tasty bonebroth recipes, check out the Bone Broth Cookbook!