Medicinal Beef Bone Broth Recipe
This bone broth is one that I have gotten good feedback on from people who are not that into beef bone broth. It has a mild flavor that is more like chicken broth. There are many reasons to consume beef bone broth, which is not the purpose of this post but can be found widely if you just do a simple search you will get multiple results in reasons why to consume bone broth. I wanted our patients and clients to have a bone broth they would be more likely to take. I am a pretty folk ways kind of person so I mostly eye the amounts. It is really important to get your bones from a clean source. Local, grass fed, pasture raised, organic beef is best. It is great if you know your farmer!
Start with your bones- 4-5 Large beef bones. wash your bones well. Soak them in water with a few splashes of apple cider vinegar overnight.
Drain and rinse the bones well
Roast your bones in the oven till they are golden colored and they look well roasted.
With tongs remove each bone and put them into a big stock pot.
Fill the pot with water and start the broth bringing it to boil, then turn it down to simmer or almost boil. Allow it to simmer there for a while before you add roughly chopped:
a couple carrots
a few or more reishi Mushrooms
astragalus- if you are not having an acute illness
a few jujubes
Cook your broth with a lid that is tipped to the side for several hours at least or even over the course of several days. You can strain it out at that point and use it or, let it cool, put it in the fridge overnight, and start a new broth with the bones boiling again for several hours.. Or I like to dip in with a ladle and strain it out, using it as I need it for recipes and adding more water to keeping it at a constant level and boiling it down more.
There are other herbs I add and sometimes I subtract herbs. It all depends on what is needed in my family at the moment. You could certainly add turmeric, dandelion root for liver support, The list goes on an on with formulations around plant possibilities for your bone broth. If you know herbs well add your favorite plant allies. If you are new to medicinal plants consult an herbalist before going rogue on herbs.
You can add more apple cider vinegar or lemon to make it tangier, Or make it softer flavored.
In our family we like to make soups like pho with our bone broth so we might make with veggies, cilantro, lime and Sriracha to our strained out bone broth. We also like to add it to borscht. Or a simple broth with Daikon root and Korean dangmyung, (sweet potato s
tarch) noodles. Or we like to make it just plain with salt and sip it. The kids really like it!
Adapt any of this to suit your own needs. Enjoy!
*These above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The above statements are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease and are not meant to replace sound medical advise.