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Beef Bone Broth Recipe - Full of antioxidants and collagen protein! Perfect for cold winter days | www.Lakesidetable.com
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Beef Bone Broth

This recipe is not hard but it does require long slow simmer times, but sooooo worth it! | www.lakesidetable.com

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 12 hours
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 50 kcal


  • 6 pounds lean beef bones raw
  • 2 medium onions quartered
  • 2 large carrots rough chop
  • 2 medium celery rough chop
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 thyme stalks optional
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Cover bones with water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and boil for 15 minutes.

  2. Pour water off and discard it.  Clean the pot.  Give the bones a rinse with clean water.

  3. Cover bones once again with water.  Add onions, carrots, bay leaf, thyme, apple cider vinegar, and celery.  Cover partially and simmer for 12-24 hours.  DO NOT BOIL!!!  Boiling makes the broth cloudy. 

  4.  As water evaporates, use a pastry brush to wash the sides of the pot and incorporate the residue back into the broth. (This is flavor!) Add more water as needed to keep the bones covered.

  5. Remove bones and all solids.  Strain, strain and strain to remove all solid residue.  Add salt to your taste before serving.  

Recipe Notes

Best Restaurant Style Demi Glaze

After you've made yourself a big ol' pot of bone broth (recipe below), save it in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.  To make the best demi glaze you've ever had, simply take 2 cups of this bone broth (no salt added) and reduce it down over a high heat in a sauce pan.  Reducing is basically restaurantese for "boil the freaking tar out of something until you have less."  Your going to get the broth boiling and then wet a basting brush (or BBQ brush) with the broth and incorporate the residue from the sides into the boiling broth.  Do this until you have about 3/4 cup of broth.  It should be pretty thick.  Taste and add a little sea salt if needed.  Whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter and pour over your Herb Butter Steak.  This glaze over this steak is life altering.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Bone Broth
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.