My favorite food has always been soup. Not just any soup, but specifically my mom’s soup. Growing up, she typically made a chicken or beef soup recipe that was passed down generation after generation from her Polish ancestors. She would call it rosół.
As a child, we would visit our family in Poland almost every summer and when my grandmother would ask me what I would want to eat, I always asked for rosół or beef bone broth soup! It was something I looked forward to the most on each trip. She had this big garden that my uncle and aunt’s would help tend to as well. She would go out and pick the vegetables fresh from the garden and bring them inside to prep for the soup. I loved getting to help her with that part.
As I grew older, I wanted to have some of the broth so that I could just drink out of a cup. Somewhat like a tea, but better. As I looked more into it, I found that bone broth, specifically made using bone marrow, may actually provide a lot more health benefits than I originally thought. Not only may the bones provide various vitamins and collagen, the bone marrow also provides another dose of various nutrients, making it a highly nutritious beverage, that may help with joints, inflammation and a healthy gut. So not only is it delicious, it may also be very beneficial to us. Count me in!
Bone broth can also be used as the base of many other recipes, such as other soups, rice and stews. Beef bone broth is specifically when you use beef bones, even better if beef bone marrow bones, and cook it in a large pot of water for almost half of a day. You can also use a variety of bones as the base, such as chicken bones, fish bones, or even leftover bones from a different recipe like roasted lamb or turkey. It is a tradition of ours to use the leftover bones from the turkey made on Thanksgiving to make a turkey broth to enjoy as an appetizer soup the next day.
This beef bone broth soup using beef marrow bones is very easy to make, it just takes almost half a day! Follow along with the print recipe listed below or watch as I prepare this recipe step by step in the following video.
Beef Bone Broth
- Beef Marrow Bones
- Stew Beef
- 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Garlic Bulb cut in half
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In an oven safe pot or baking pan, coat the bottom with a drizzle of olive oil. Place the beef marrow bones, stew beef, and the halved garlic bulb on the sheet.
- Place in the oven for 30 minutes, on middle rack.
- After 30 minutes, remove from oven and place the contents into a large pot. Add in 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This helps extract more nutrients and minerals from the bones. Fill pot with cold water. Let sit for 20-30 minutes in the cold water.
- After waiting, turn the heat on medium-low. You'll want to simmer the broth, maintaining a really slow boil. You don't want a hard boil. Add in black pepper and salt, to taste.
- Cook the broth for at least 8 hours. During the cooking process, if any scum or dark deposits float to the top, you can discard these. Cooking longer is actually better, cook as long as possible. May need to use a lid to prevent the broth from evaporating.
- During the last 2 hours, if you have any fresh vegetables laying around, you can add them in for extra vitamins and minerals, and flavor! Be sure to wash them, and peel them if needed.
- After cooking for at least 8 hours, let the pot cool off. After cooling off, strain the contents and place into jars or glass containers. Store the beef bone broth in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- I like to warm up a cup every day to sip, or you can use the bone broth in other recipes; such as rice, other soups and many other recipes.