I have a craving for comfort food today ~ Hearty Beef Stew ~ and it starts with nutrient rich Beef Bone Broth.
“Few things are more heart-warming than home cooking. A Hearty Meal ~ Comfort Food ~ Is The Basis For Everything. Cooking Is Like Love, It Should Be Done With Reckless Abandon”
BEEF BONE BROTH RECIPE
Making bone broth is super simple and quick. The real time consumption is in the simmering. I make bone broth in big batches and then freeze it. This recipe is chock full of veggies to amplify the nutritional value, plus it really makes a much more flavorful stock.
4 pounds beef bones, preferably a mix of marrow bones and bones with a little meat on them, such as oxtail, short ribs, or knuckle bones (cut in half by a butcher)
2 garlic cloves
8 medium unpeeled carrots
4 celery stalks
1 package baby portobello mushrooms
Big handful of parsley
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
Himilayan Sea Salt
ROAST THE BONES | Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Place beef bones on a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes.
If you want to skip roasting the bones, just throw everything into the stock pot.
Fill a large (at least 6-quart) stockpot with 12 cups of water (preferably filtered). Add, bay leaves, peppercorns, and vinegar.
In a food processor add the onions, garlic, celery, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, parsley and process until finely chopped.
Scrape the roasted bones and vegetables into the pot along with any juices. Add more water if necessary to cover bones and vegetables.
Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook with lid slightly ajar, skimming foam and excess fat occasionally, for at least 8 but up to 24 hours on the stovetop. The longer you simmer it, the better your broth will be. Add more water if necessary to ensure bones and vegetables are fully submerged. Alternately, you can cook the broth in a slow cooker on low for the same amount of time.
Remove the pot from the heat and let cool slightly. Strain broth using a fine-mesh sieve and discard bones and vegetables. Let continue to cool until barely warm, then refrigerate. Remove solidified fat from the top of the chilled broth.
BONE BROTH IS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL & NUTRITIOUS
Bone marrow is rich in nutrients such as: iron vitamins A and K fatty acids selenium zinc Manganese Veggies add extra nutrients
Protects the joints. Consuming bone broth may be a good way to add gelatin to the diet, which may help protect these joints.
Helps fight osteoarthritis. The collagen in bone broth can improve knee joint symptoms, such as pain, stiffness, and poorer physical function, in people with osteoarthritis. Consuming bone broth may be an easy way to deliver the same type of collagen, along with other helpful nutrients, to the body.
Reduces inflammation and heals the gut. Some amino acids present within bone broth may also be helpful for digestion. An amino acid called glutamine is very promising. Glutamine supplementation helps heal the intestinal barrier.
This may help with conditions such as leaky gut, which irritates the mucosal lining in the intestines and interferes with the body’s ability to digest food.
May aid sleep. Amino acid glycine is a safe therapeutic option to improve sleep.
People who take glycine before going to sleep may feel that they sleep better and have less fatigue during the following day. For these people, drinking bone broth with a simple dinner may help provide this glycine.
Supports weight loss. Bone broth may also help people lose weight. It is high in protein, which helps the body feel fuller for longer and supports calorie restriction.
The average cup of bone broth contains more protein than the average cup of basic broth. Drinking bone broth or making a simple soup may be a beneficial way to add more protein to the diet and feel more satisfied with a meal without consuming too many calories.