Paleo Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth

 

I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  Currently we are experimenting, getting our line of paleo foods ready for the farmers market season.  When I am in the kitchen, I love listening to "latest in paleo" by Angelo Coppola.  If you haven't listened to his podcast yet, click here.  For those that have, you will know he is a huge fan of a good bone broth.  Our house too has jumped on the bone broth band wagon.  It's so great to have on hand in the kitchen.  Why eat bone broth?

-It's delicious and will become your base of soups, stews, chilis or even curries.  This stuff is even great to sip on.  Seriously, throw out that garbage you call broth you buy from the store, it's defintely not paleo!

-Its full of colagen, glucosamine and gelatin, minerals which are hard to find in our main diet.  Why should you eat gelatin?  Minerals such as collagen or gelatin help fix digestive problems, for example, leaky gut.  Collagen also helps in the aid of hair and nails.

-Because the caveman ate the entire aninmal, so should you! 

-It's cheap- ding ding!  There's a word I don't get to use to often when bloggin on the paleo subject.  As mentioned before, offal is not highly sought (yet, give it some time, you too will jump on the band wagon), so grass fed bones are going to be far cheaper, tastier and healthier than any organic, wolfgang whomever brand on the market.

 

Tips on your home bone broth

  1. Grass fed bones are ideal - why grass fed bones over grain fed?  click here for mark's daily apple article on why grass is always best! 
  2. Look for the gelatin - You are cooking the collagen out of the bone. You should see the fat and oil at the top of your broth.  This is good!  If you do not have an oil top or visible fat you may need to add a little more vinegar and try cooking longer.
  3. fat- some broths will produce more fat on the top than others.  Depending on your preferred taste will be wether you leave it on there.  Wait for the broth to gel.  Ontop will be a hard crust.  Using a spatula, scrape off the top and place extra fat in a glass container.  Keep this fat to use for any need for a lard/oil.
  4. Cool your broth right away - Most food borne illnesses come from food being improperly handled, which usually happens in the cooling period.  As soon as your broth is ready, submerge your pot in an ice bath, stirring occasionaly to realease your trapped heat.
  5. Split broth into thirds - I split this broth three ways when I make it.  I use one part immediately (i usually drink on its own), and freeze other two parts in 2 seperate freezer bags for later.  You can also use an ice tray to make your own boiullon cubes and have small portions for use later.  If freezing any of your broth, remember to let the broth completly cool before to prevent freezer burn.
  6. When making any soups, stews, or curries, always wait until the end of the cooking process to add salt and pepper.  When simmering you are condensing the liquid, adding salt and pepper at the beginning can leave you with to much!

Paleo Grass Fed Beef Broth Recipe

Inredients:

1 bag of grass fed beef bones (around 2kg)

2 lbs of carrots

1 head of celery

1 large yellow onion

6 heads of garlic (whole)

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

2 tbsp of coconut vinegar

 

Direcetions:

  • Chop you carrots, celery and onion. 
  • Take all of your ingredients and add to your crockpot.
  • Fill with water, ensuring your bones are covered with water. 
  • Set your slow cooker to 12 hours on low.
  • After 12 hours you should have a caramilk like colour and lots of gelatin!  (If no gelatin, try cooking for an additional 4 hours.)
  • Using a strainer, transfer into a bowl sepertaing the bones, veggies and herbs from the broth.  (some keep the veggies and eat them or puree into soups.)
  • Cool soup in a large ice bath. 

Using a crock pot/slow cooker makes this recipe totally fool proof!  You can use a stove, but this will require you to be home all day.  I have also read that paleo blogger, Michelle Tam of "Nom Nom" is a big fan of the pressure cooker when making a bone broth.  I have yet to try this method.  I do know that I just love coming home to that sweet aroma!

 

Check out some helpful sites if you still need convincing:

Top 5 reasons why bone broth is the bomb

why bone broths support your adrenals, teeth and bones

Bone broth for health building

 

 

How Bone Broths Support Your Adrenals, Bones and Teeth

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How Bone Broths Support Your Adrenals, Bones and Teeth

Copyright 2013, Nourished Kitchen, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this content may be republished without express, written consent.
How Bone Broths Support Your Adrenals, Bones and Teeth

Copyright 2013, Nourished Kitchen, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this content may be republished without express, written consent.

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