If you’ve been feeling sluggish or under the weather my prescription for you is this Slow Cooker Bone Broth. It’s loaded with major nutritional value and restorative properties!

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For years, I’ve always believed that a steaming bowl of bone broth was the key to staying healthy through the cold winter months. Every year, when the weather starts to turn, I make a couple batches of this Slow Cooker Bone Broth. I store jars of it in my refrigerator and freezer to have ready to combat all the sickness that can come with cold and flu season. It’s packed with so many nutrients it’ll heal even the nastiest cold! It’s just what you need when you’re feeling down to keep your energy up and your immune system strong through winter!

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is a type of broth made by simmering animal bones and connective tissue for an extended period of time. It has several health benefits, including:

  1. Good source of several essential nutrients, including collagen, amino acids, and minerals.
  2. The nutrients in bone broth may help to support the immune system and reduce the risk of certain infections.
  3. High in collagen which may help to improve joint health and reduce inflammation.
  4. The amino acids in bone broth may help to improve digestion and reduce the risk of digestive problems, such as constipation.
  5. The amino acid glycine in bone broth may help to improve sleep quality.
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Bone Broth in the Slow Cooker

My dear friend Keri gave me this recipe years ago. When made her mineral rich infusion on the stove, it was so savory and satisfying that I wanted to make it time and time again. Of course, the best bone broths are made for 48-72 hours. Not wanting to leave the flame of my stove on for hours unattended, I made the same recipe in my slow cooker. I was so happy when it turned out beautifully! I take grass fed beef bones I get from our farmers market, local butchers or health food store, a little apple cider vinegar to aid in breaking down the cartilage and mix them in my slow cooker with tons of organic vegetables. You can’t imagine how incredible the broth smells as it’s bubbling away for up to 3 days. It gets better and better by the hour.

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Slow Cooker Bone Broth

A steaming bowl of immune supporting bone broth is the key to staying healthy through the cold winter months.
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Course: lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 quarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 6 pounds beef bones
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 celery stalks, cut in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons peppercorns
  • 4 stems parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Place the beef bones in the slow cooker, and place the remaining ingredients on top.
  • Add enough water to the slow cooker to cover everything.
  • Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and cook for 24-72 hours.
  • Strain the liquid, place in the refrigerator to cool, remove the solidified fat from the top, and use as desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

    1. Absolutely! just make sure it’s cool before you freeze. Then when you’re ready to use it, defrost and it’s ready to go!

  1. You can really use either setting! It cooks for so long that the overall temperature is the same either way! 🙂

    1. Freeze in muffin tin and store when frozen in a baggie. Use to make individual bone broth servings.

  2. The video says to put it on low for 24-72 hours, but the written recipe above says to cook on high for 24-72 hours. Which is it?

  3. What brands of slow cookers do you use? Every time I start researching I am overwhelmed with the reviews and give up my quest. 🙂

  4. Eek, don’t give your dog cooked bones! They can splinter and pierce their throat and stomach. Read up on the raw diet if you want to give bones to your dog. some dogs can even splinter raw bones.

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