Beef Bone Marrow Broth


Instant Pot makes quick work of this grass fed beef bone broth. It’s easy to throw together, cheap to make, quick, and packed with nutrients--especially collagen (and you know your broth is rich in collagen when you’ve refrigerated it and it has the consistency of Jello).

Makes about 6 pints of broth. 

You need: 

  1. 4-5lbs Beef Marrow Bones
  2. 1 Onion (peeled/halved)
  3. 8 Garlic Cloves (smashed w/ skin on)
  4. Baby Carrots (handful) 
  5. 3 Celery Stalks (with leaves)  
  6. 2T Apple Cider Vinegar 
  7. 2T Black Peppercorns  
  8. 2T Sea Salt  
  9. ~11 Cups Water
  10. 6 pint size mason jars with lids 

Put your beef marrow bones into the pot along with a handful of baby carrots, a few stalks of celery with leaves, a palmful of peppercorns, a tablespoon of salt, 8 cloves of garlic with the paper on, and a red or yellow onion—it doesn’t matter. Cover it with water. For my size Instant Pot it ended up being ~11 cups of water. Then add a few splashes of apple cider vinegar (this helps leach the nutrients out of the bones).


Once everything is in, cover, seal and set to manual-high for 2 hours/120 minutes. (If you don’t have an instant pot then you can make this by simmering on the stove for ~6 hours). I like to let the pot natural release instead of force venting, because I hate the water vapor that spews up like a geyser in my kitchen.   

At this point you want to take out all of the bones and then strain he remaining stuff through a sieve fitted on top of a pot. I like to line the sieve with some cheesecloth to get all of the fine particles out so I have a clearer broth. 

After you strain the broth, it should still be really hot. Season with more sea salt (about another tablespoon). Quickly ladle it into clean pint size mason jars and seal. hen flip the jars upside down for 15 minutes and then flip right side up to create a vacuum seal. Store in the fridge. 


You can use this in any recipe that calls for broth. My personal favorite way to have this is to heat it up on the stove and then toss in a handful or two of raw super greens and let them wilt. I hit it with a pinch of sea salt too. It’s a super healthy and nourishing “soup” that warms you to the core.