Let’s be honest, the thought of making bone stock can be intimidating for some, it was for me. For so long, all of my friends were raving about the health benefits of this amazing stock. I knew that many people made it to help boost their immune system, but it is good for so much more. The nutrients from the bones can aid with digestive issues, joint pain and even hair growth! Homemade stock is full of bioavailable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. It also contains amino acids, glucosamine, chondrotin and gelatin.
But still, it just seemed so challenging.
At the health food store where I worked, we sold a package of beef neck bones in our frozen section. Almost daily I walked by what seemed like a mystical bag of health with my shopping basket, and then lost my courage and walked away. I know that I was not alone in this; I even stared in the freezer with a customer one day talking about how we both dreamed of making bone stock. Finally, one day I had heard about the delicious nutritious stock one time too many, and I brought the bag home.
And let me tell you, this may very well be the easiest most wonderful thing I have ever cooked! Don’t be intimidated by this recipe. Once you make it, you will wonder how you lived without it this whole time.
Step by Step Instructions for Beef Bone Stock
This recipe is *Grain Free *Lactose Free *No Sugar Added and 100% Delicious!
Cook Time: 72 hours Expert Level: Easy Ingredients: 1 bag of Grass-fed/ Grass-finished Beef Neck Bones 1 tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar per pound of bones 1 Organic Onion 2 Organic Carrots 2 cloves Organic Garlic
To your crock pot add 1 pound of bones, 1 gallon of filtered watered and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Let sit for 20-30 before turning on crock pot. The acid in the vinegar helps to release the nutrients from the bones.