Monday, December 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Bone broth is all the rage. Super healthy stuff. You can pay a lot for it... or you can make it yourself. It's really easy. Start by buying some meat with a bone in it. Specifically, I have used a whole turkey, a whole chicken (at least 4 - 5lbs), a pork shoulder picnic roast.

Carcass or bone
Enough water to cover + and inch or two

Slow cooker

  • Break up the carcass as needed to fit the slow cooker. Pork shoulder bones usually fit as is.
  • Cover and cook on low for ~24 hours.
  • Set a colander over a large bowl, ideally one that has a cover.
  • Pour the contents of the slow cooker into the colander.
  • The liquid in the bowl is your bone broth.
  • Toss out what remains in the colander or enjoy as a meal. The turkey will usually yield a fair amount of edible meat. Less for the chicken and almost none for the pork bone.
  • This makes a great base for a hearty soup meal. My favorite way to use it is to put 1 - 1. 5 cups into a pot. Start heating it on medium high heat. Add vegetables. Add in the things that take longer to cook first (ex. baby carrots) and things that cook more quickly, last (ex. tomato, baby spinach). If you're using meat as your protein, add it somewhere in the middle. If you're using eggs (this is my go to) add them once the broth is at a boil. Crack the eggs right into the soup and let it continue to boil for about 3 minutes. 
  • Another favorite with this is to add jarred sliced hot jalapeno to the bottom of the soup bowl. Pour in the soup and you mix some heat into the soup. So good!

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