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Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This is the famous, super-nourishing Beef Bone Broth recipe from Dr. Josh Axe's health website. I keep this broth in my refrigerator at all times!

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Beef Bone Broth Recipe


4 pounds beef bones with marrow
4 carrots, chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp whole peppercorns
2 bay leaves
3 sprigs fresh thyme
5 to 6 sprigs of parsley
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
18 to 20 cups cold water


1. Place all ingredients in a 10-quart capacity crock pot.
2. Add in water.
3. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce and simmer gently, skimming the fat that rises to the surface occasionally.
4. Simmer for 24 to 48 hours.
5. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
6. Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl through a colander.
7. Let stock cool to room temperature.
8. Cover and chill.
9. Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.

Makes 8 cups.

About Bone Broth

Bone broth has incredible health benefits. Dr. Josh Axe shares on his website what makes it so remarkable. Here are some of his highlights. Be sure to check out his link at the bottom of the post for more information.

Bone broth can help heal the body in the following ways:

Treat leaky gut syndrome
Overcome food intolerances and allergies
Improve joint health
Reduce cellulite
Boost immune system

Dr. Axe’s Bone Broth Benefits

There’s a reason that it’s prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you’re feeling under the weather. All bone broths—beef, chicken, fish, lamb, and more—are staples in the traditional diets of every culture and the basis of all fine cuisine.

That’s because bone broths boost healing and are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, and rich in flavor.

Making bone broth or stock was a way our ancestors made use of every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. 

This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that have the power to transform your health.

Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.

A study of chicken soup (broth) conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center wondered what it was in the soup that made it so beneficial for colds and flu.

Researchers found that the amino acids that were produced when making chicken stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion. Also, research is proving it can also boost the immune system and heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis.

Fallon explains that most store-bought stock and broth today aren’t “REAL.” Instead, companies use lab-produced meat flavors in bouillon cubes, soup and sauce mixes. Also, manufacturers began using monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is recognized as a meat flavor, but in reality is a neurotoxin.

If you want real bone broth and real bone broth benefits, you can make it yourself at home by following the recipe above. You need to get grass-fed bones from your local farmers market or from a online health food store.

(Excerpt from Dr. Axe's Healing Power of Bone Broth)

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