That’s it I’m jumping on this band wagon!
I have been doing a lot of research over the last few weeks. I have learned there are so many benefits in something we just throw away! Not only is it great for digestion, skin and hair but also all around good for the soul! (I added that one
I had no idea what I was doing! Let’s be honest, I get an idea in my head and I run with i! I ran.. literally didn’t walk down to my local meat market BL Quality Meats, and said, “I need to buy a Beef Bone for Beef Bone Broth!” The man behind the counter asked me a few questioned, seemed a little puzzled with my request because I didn’t even really know what I was gettin myself into!!
The butcher Ginned and slapped an entire Beef Femur on the Counter! “Here you go Mama’ good luck!!
*I should note in here he was unable to cut it down because their machine was down for the night*
I was so proud! I strutted out of that market like I had just hit the lottery!
I get home throw it on the counter, and my husband starts laughing! “What in the world are you going to do with that?!” I said., “I’m making Beef Bone Broth!”
He literally almost fell out of the kitchen table laughing!
I figured out soon enough why he was laughing! This thing was giant! I couldn’t even fit the thing in my roasting pan! Let alone my crock pot! I had to clear an entire shelf out just to stick it into the refrigerator!
Long story short! I called the butcher in the morning and he laughed just like my husband and was happy to cut it for me into 3-4 inch pieces!!
For Roasting Beef Bones:
Beef Femur CUT UP I did 7 lbs
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 table spoons of black pepper
2 table spoons of pink himeyalan salt
For Crock Pot:
8 qt crock pot
1 large onion chopped
1 entire clove of garlic crushed
2 carrots chopped
3 stalks of celery chopped
3 table spoons of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of thyme
1 tablespoon of sage
1 tablespoon of rosemary
Take your beautiful CUT UP Beef Femur and place it on a Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. In a separate bowl mix your olive oil, pepper and salt until it bends. With a basting brush baste your olive oil and ingredients evenly on all areas of your raw Beef Femur and Bones. Place it into the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes no more than 60 minutes. I left mine in for 60 because I forgot about them!
(Some people recommend removing the excess meat. I did not)
While your femurs is roasting, add all of your remaining ingredients into the crock pot.
Once your Bones are done roasting, add them to the top of your veggies. Add enough water to ensure that all of your veggies and bones are completely submerged in water.
Let your veggies and Bones steep for at least 30 minutes to allow the apple cider vinegar to pull additional minerals out of the bones.
Turn crock pot on low for at least 24 hours. You can cook it up to 48! I was completely impatient and exited! The 24 hours was all I could wait! Let me tell you it was completely worth the wait.
I canned them into half pint mason jars and stuck them in the fridge! Only because I plan on drinking them this week for my cabbage soup detox.
My next batch I will seal the mason jars properly to ensure freshness and shelve life.
Prep and cook time 26 1/2 hours!