Bone broth started to become trendy back in 2015, and it’s having an even bigger moment now. There are more places and ways to get it than ever (have you seen these portable bone broth powder pods?), probably in part because of the growing collagen obsession. Yep, broth might help your skin and joints. But while it may be tempting to load up your grocery cart with all the newest products, don’t forget that you can just as easily (OK, almost as easily) whip some up at home. After all, it’s what your grandma did, and it worked for her! Here are seven bone broth recipes to get you started.
Bone broth sounds a little intimidating, but all it really takes is pulling out the Crock-Pot or a large stock pot and keeping an eye on the stove. The Healthy Foodie recommends roasting the bones first to bring out more flavor. Season them with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like too.
It makes sense that another trendy superfood would make its way into bone broth. ACV doesn’t affect the taste of the soup too much, so don’t worry if it’s not exactly your cup of tea. As for the meat, this recipe calls for chicken or beef bones, or a combo if you’ve got both of ’em.
By easy, we mean super easy. This recipe only uses four ingredients, and one of them is water. Since it’s made in an Instant Pot, it can be ready in about an hour, compared to the six to eight it would take in a slow cooker. One more note—feel free to freeze extras. They’ll last up to three months in there.
Pro tip: You can buy just the bones from the butcher if you don’t have leftovers on hand. Any animal bones will work, including bison, which is said to be super flavorful and richer than regular beef. Once it’s all ready, use the broth as a base for soup or just to sip on solo.
Most bone broths have some veggies mixed in, like carrots or celery. This one gets bonus points for using both of those, plus parsnips and onions. It also calls for a handful of fresh herbs, like rosemary or thyme. It’s like a taste of fall in a cup, minus the PSL.
If you haven’t tried duck yet, ease your way into it with this duck bone broth. You can make it on its own or as a base for a ramen bowl; either way, the rich, flavorful broth will have you rethinking any doubts. It packs a much bigger punch than chicken, trust.
Make a note to bring this puppy back around Thanksgiving time (or anytime you cook a whole turkey). The whole carcass gets used, plus turkey giblets, if you have them. Along with the usual suspects like onion and garlic, this recipe adds in bay leaves, parsley, and a mandarin orange peel to give your broth a unique flavor.