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Homemade beef bone broth is easy to make and so healthy for you.
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Beef Bone Broth for the Slow Cooker

Homemade beef bone broth is healthy, nutritious and delicious.


  • 4 beef femur bones including marrow, approximately 3"- 4" in length
  • 12 cups water
  • 5-6 medium carrots washed (cut into chunks)
  • 7-8 celery stalks leaves included (cut into chunks)
  • 2 large shallots cut in half, skin on
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper halved and seeded (leave seeds in if you like it really hot)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil optional to cover the baking sheet
  • 6 quart slow cooker
  • large slotted spoon
  • large strainer
  • 4 quart container


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the bones on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes.
  • Cool and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Place the roasted bones in a slow cooker.
  • Add the water, carrots, celery, shallots, bay leaves, jalapeno, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
  • Remove the bones from the cooker. Save for another use or discard.
  • Use a large slotted spoon to remove the aromatics from the cooker.
  • Use the ladle and strainer to strain the broth into a large 4 quart container.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to drink.


I like to add a splash or two of hot sauce to mine before drinking.
If you like a hotter (spicier) broth, leave the seeds in the jalapeno instead of removing.
If refrigerated, microwave the broth before serving.
Bone broth will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.