A super-simple alternative, direct from Elmwood farmers Mac and Ann:
“We put 1 package of frozen beef bones (1 1/2 to 2 lbs.) in a crock-pot, fill with water, add a little organic vinegar, cover and turn to high. Once it heats thoroughly and starts a slow simmer, turn down to low. We usually cook overnight, or all day. Then pour the broth through a strainer into a shallow bowl or Pyrex dish. Refrigerate until the fat rises to the top and hardens slightly. Remove the fat (save for other use), and then ladle out any amount of broth as needed for quick reheat (not in a microwave). Meanwhile, we’ll refill the crockpot and repeat the earlier process to get a second batch of broth from the same bones. We enjoy a cup of broth daily. While we can’t say we taste the benefits, we can definitely attest that we seem to get tired easier or have less energy on days that we don’t get our cup of broth.”
Did you know that Elmwood offers a beef bone and chicken stock CSA? Sign up now or find us at farmers markets. We have beef, chicken, lamb and turkey bones—all great for making broth!