Homemade Beef Bone Broth

Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 40 minutes

Servings 2 Quarts
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 4 lbs. assorted beef bones *Find a mix of large beef bones and cuts with some meat like short ribs, oxtails, neck or knuckle bones.
  • 1 yellow onion (cut into fourths)
  • 2 carrots (roughly chopped)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 5 dried bay leaves
  • add salt and pepper to taste
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place bones on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet along with onion, garlic, and carrots. Roast for 45 minutes: this will help give the broth added depth of flavor.
  • Transfer bones and vegetables to a large pot. Add cold water to fully submerge all ingredients, about 12 cups. Add bay leaves, cover with the lid slightly ajar, and bring to a very low simmer.
  • Let simmer for 12-24 hours, skimming any excess fat off occasionally. The bone broth is ready when it's caramel in color and flavorful.
  • Using a mesh sieve, strain liquid to remove solids.
  • Salt and pepper to taste, and store in airtight containers.
  • This bone broth can be stored for 5 days in the fridge or up to 6 months in the freezer.