Nutritious Bone Broth

Nutritious Bone Broth

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6 hours y 10 minutes
Calories: 13
2 people

Today we're teaching you how to prepare a Nutritious Bone Broth, a recipe that has existed for centuries and has been a fundamental part of the diet of many cultures around the world. It's a recipe made with animal bones and a variety of vegetables and herbs, and is known for its nutritional and medicinal properties.

Historically, bone broth was used as a way to make the most of what could be obtained from animals. Besides being a source of nutrients, it was also believed to have healing properties and was used to treat ailments such as colds, flu, and digestive problems.

Nowadays, bone broth has resurfaced as a popular dish in the paleo diet and healthy eating in general. It has enormous benefits such as improving digestion, intestinal health, and reducing inflammation.

The incredible power of the elements that make up this traditional recipe is noteworthy. Among them, there's glycine, an essential amino acid that facilitates digestion and promotes cell regeneration; minerals such as calcium, magnesium, or phosphorus; and a large amount of bioavailable proteins, a result of the slow cooking that the broth must undergo.

With a little patience and attention, you can enjoy a traditional dish full of flavor and benefits for your health. Here we leave you the recipe, and don't forget to read the tips at the end of this article to make it perfect: 

Ingredients for Nutritious Bone Broth for 2 people

  • 1 kilogram of beef and chicken bones (preferably with marrow but, above all, they should be organic or pasture-raised)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Approximately 2 liters of water or until it covers the pot

How to make the recipe Nutritious Bone Broth

  1. First of all, we're going to do a step that will contribute to give a spectacular flavor to our broth. Place the bones on an oven tray, with special oven paper. And put it in the oven for 40 minutes at 356º with heat both above and below.
  2. When it's almost done in the oven, add the two liters of water to the pot and put it on high heat.
  3. While you wait for the water to boil, peel the onion and cut it into four parts. Peel the garlic cloves and cut them into thin slices. Wash the carrot, leek, and celery, and cut them into large pieces.
  4. When the water is boiling, add the vegetables and the bay leaves. Also add the bones that should already be done baking. Then lower the heat to medium-low and cook for an hour and a half.
  5. After that time, add the parsley and the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the pot. Cook for another 6 and a half hours. In total it would be about 8 hours. You can also cook it for much less time but keep in mind that your broth will have less flavor and be less thick. That being said, cook it at least for 2 hours.
  6. Once the total cooking time you have chosen has passed, remove the bones and vegetables from the pot and strain the broth to eliminate any solid residue. (You can use the leftover meat for any other recipe)
  7. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste and serve the broth hot.

Notes and Tips

Choose quality bones: Make sure to buy high-quality bones, preferably with marrow, to get the most flavor and nutrients in your broth. But the most important thing is that you should buy them organic and from animals that have been grass-fed and lived freely. From these bones, the substances that you will later eat such as collagen or minerals are extracted. So the better quality they have, the better they will be for your health.

Add apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar helps extract the nutrients from the bones and vegetables, so it's important to add it to the recipe.

Slow cook: To get a tasty and nutritious broth, it's important to cook on low heat for at least two hours. This way, all the nutrients will be extracted and a deep and delicious flavor will be developed.

Strain the broth: Make sure to strain the broth after cooking to remove any solid residues and get a clean and appetizing broth.

Taste before seasoning: Before adding salt and pepper, taste the broth to make sure the flavor is perfect and doesn't need more seasoning.

Freeze leftovers: If you have leftover broth, you can freeze it in individual portions to have it on hand when you need it. It will last in the fridge for about 5 or 6 days and in the freezer for about a month.

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