Hi! This is Thomas and I am sharing my favorite crockpot beef bone broth recipe. I have been drinking my homemade beef bone broth for years and its my absolute favorite, now it’s time to share. An interesting fact about me, just ask Lex, I could eat soup for breakfast even in the dead of summer. I guess its the warm broth that I just love so much! Bone broth is more than comforting, it includes so many beneficial nutrients that are gut healing to name one. This recipe will soon be your favorite to if you are into sipping broth!
What you need to make crockpot beef bone broth + substitutions:
- Beef bones- We use local grass fed beef bones from our local market but any beef bones would suffice. Also, there is no reason why you couldn’t make chicken bone broth by just substituting the beef bones with a chicken carcass from a whole roasted chicken.
- Carrots & celery- We added carrots and celery for the flavor and nutrients.
- Onions- Onion adds a great flavor to this homemade beef bone broth.
- Fresh garlic- Once garlic becomes heated it releases a nice sweet nutty flavor.
- Filtered water- Using filtered water can prevent toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals from entering your broth.
- Sea salt & pepper- I have tasted many broths that are so tasteless! Add salt and pepper and thank me later. There is absolutely nothing wrong with good sea salt and the flavor is much more enjoyable. Our favorite is Redmond Sea Salt and we buy it in bulk. You can use the code daddioskitchen for 15% off.
- Garlic powder- More garlic for flavoring if you want but the cloves would work well if you do not like extra garlic. It’s not necessary to use both but you can like we did for this crockpot beef bone broth.
- Fresh rosemary- We had a ton of fresh rosemary in our garden so we’ve been using it in everything. You can use fresh or dried no problem.
- Apple Cider Vinegar- Works in tandem with lemon if you do half and half to release more collagen from the bones. Of course, if you don’t have lemon just use the apple cider vinegar. Apple cider is more mandatory than using just lemon.
- Lemon- The lemon juice works with the apple cider vinegar from the acidity too release more collagen in bones.
- Crockpot- We use a crockpot but I have used an Insta pot in the past for much shorter time. Whatever you are more comfortable with.
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Crockpot Beef Bone Broth
- 2-3 bones beef bones
- 3-4 large carrots
- 3-4 stalks of celery
- 1 yellow onion cut in half & peeled
- 8 cups filtered water
- 1½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- ½ lemon squeezed
- Turn on crockpot to low setting and add beef bones.
- Next, add in the onions, carrots, celery, fresh rosemary, filtered water, lemon, apple cider vinegar and all of the seasoning.
- Cover and let sit for 12-24 hours.
- Once cooked, pour through a strainer so you're getting just the broth. Separate into mason jars and freeze any unused broth.
- To drink, warm on the stovetop, sip and enjoy!