I shared a photo of my bone broth on Instagram and my inbox blew up with requests for a recipe! When we were sick back in January, I tried this out for the first time ever. It was probably one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. Here is my easy crockpot bone broth recipe.
Easy Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe
I was pretty intimidated to try my own bone broth. Mostly because I couldn’t picture how I’d manage to sit over a stove all day while it simmered. But the crockpot was pretty much my savior when it came to just diving in. We lived in an AirBnb for several months while we waited for our home to be built, so this crock pot and I have gotten very well acquainted as of late.
So in order to make this recipe, you’ll need a few things. First and foremost, beef bones. I prefer local, grass-fed and grass-finished beef. I found a wonderful source through our farmer’s market and that’s how I pick them up. They are extremely inexpensive, so I stocked up on a few. They came frozen, so the night before I make a batch of broth I just grab them out of the freezer and place them in the fridge to thaw.
I like to start this recipe in the morning because it gives you a solid 24 hours of simmering. I begin around 7-8 AM. After your beef bones are thawed you need to roast them in the oven. This helps bring out the flavor of the bones. I also roast the veggies I use to make the broth. With this batch I did carrot, onion, and rosemary. After roasting all of the ingredients I simply placed them all in the crockpot, poured filtered water, salt, and pepper over them and turn the crock pot on low. I checked on it a bit throughout the day and made sure to reset the timer on the crockpot that night before bed. The next morning I woke up to the most delicious smell. I strained the broth and poured it into jars so it could cool… then I was done!
My kids really enjoy this recipe, and I do too! I store it in mason jars in the fridge, but you can also keep it in the freezer for up to three months for longer storage. I heat up a little bit at a time to drink and add salt and lemon to taste. Enjoy!
Easy Crockpot Bone Broth
- 1-2 pounds beef or chicken bones (grass-fed grass-finished when possible)
- 4 carrots washed
- 2 onions roughly chopped
- 2-3 sprigs rosemary
- salt to taste
- 4-6 quarts filtered water
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit.
- Roast beef bones and chopped veggies for 30 minutes.
- Add roasted beef bones, veggies, salt, and rosemary to crock pot.
- Pour water over the beef bones and veggies until crock pot is mostly full.
- Set crock pot to low for 24 hours, checking on it every few hours.
- The next morning, pour the contents through a strainer and let cool for a few minutes. Salt a bit more to taste.
- Transfer to glass jars.
- Store in the fridge for 5-7 days or freezer for up to 3 months.
- Re-heat the broth with salt and lemon to taste each time you have some! Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this easy crockpot bone broth recipe! Let me know if you try it out. Tag me on Instagram: @livingincolorblog. Thank you so much for reading!