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Beef bone broth recipe

Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 kg beef bones with marrow (you can use other bones - chicken, lamb, pork)
  • 4 carrots , chopped
  • 4 celery stalks , chopped
  • 2 medium onions , peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves , peel on and smashed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 sprigs parsley
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 18-20 cups cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 220C. Place beef bones into a roasting tray and roast on high for around 45 minutes.
  2. Add beef bones, and any roasting juices, with all other ingredients into a 10 litre capacity crock-pot or soup pot (you can also make this recipe in a slow cooker).
  3. Add in enough water to cover the bones completely.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat to a slow rolling simmer and cover.

  5. After about 20 minutes of simmering you can skim off the foam and bubbles rising to the surface. You can do this a few more times over the next 2 hours, but it's not necessary.
  6. Simmer the broth for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours.
  7. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Discard solids and strain remainder through a colander into a bowl or sealable container.
  9. Let the stock cool to room temperature, then cover and chill in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Use your broth within a week or freeze broth for up to 3 months.