Roasting bones for bone broth is very easy to do. And interestingly, bone broth can be made from many sources, including chicken, cow, and even fish bones. The broth can be saved and used for your next cuisine. Some people even say that drinking bone broth may be beneficial for the digestive system and your joints. Thanks to the minerals which one can derive from these tissues. Not only minerals, there are vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and also magnesium following.

Interested in making bone broth? Here’s the how-to for roasting bones for bone broth. For this recipe, we’ll focus on using beef bones to make the broth.


  • 4-5 pounds beef bones. You can have a mix of marrow bones and little-meaty bones such as short ribs, knuckle bones, and oxtails.
  • 1 medium-sized onion. Cut it into quarters.
  • 2 medium-sized unpeeled carrots. Cut the carrots into 3-4 cm pieces.
  • 1 medium leek with the trimmed end. Also cut it into 3-4 cm pieces.
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks of celery. Cut it into 3-4 cm pieces.
  • 1 large garlic head. Cut it into two horizontally.
  • 2 tbsp. black peppercorns.

How to Make:

  1. The first thing to do in the roasting bones for bone broth recipe is to preheat the oven. Preheat the oven, set it into 450oF or equivalent to 230oC
  2. Have a roasting pan or rimmed baking tray. Place the beef bones, garlic, carrots, onion, and leek on it.
  3. Then, roast it for around 20 minutes. Take the tray out, and flip the pan contents and put it back into the oven.
  4. Roast once more for the same duration or until the contents show deep-brown color.
  5. Have a stockpot filled with 12 cups of water.
  6. Add bay leaves, peppercorns, celery, as well as the cider vinegar. Then put the roasted beef bones and the vegetables into the pot. If there are any juices left after the roast, also have it included into the pot. Add more water to cover all the contents if needed.
  7. Then, cover the pot and have it being cooked for approximately 8-24 hours on the stove. If you think leaving the stove is risky, you can turn it off and continue to simmer the remaining hours on the next day. Anyway, it’s recommended to cook in slow cooker.
  8. Leave the pot slightly opened while cooking and occasionally remove the foam and excess fat.
  9. Remove the pot from the stove and let it cool slightly, maybe for 20 minutes.
  10. Strain the broth finely, continue to let it cool.

After the above steps are done, you can transfer the broth into small containers and have it chilled. You can store it up to 5 days, if put in the refrigerator. That’s the step-by-step of roasting bones for bone broth.


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