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I’m sure all of you have heard about bone broth by now with all of the media attention it has gotten. I encourage you to do your own research if you are interested in learning more about exactly why and how bone broth is good for you. There are a plethora of blog posts about the various benefits of bone broth, like this amazing one by our friends at Cognitune. So many people swear by it for boosting the immune system, keeping their skin and hair looking and feeling great, maintaining a healthy digestive system and more.
Aside from the health benefits of broth, it is pretty versatile and always adds extra flavor to most dishes. If there is one thing that we use with almost every meal, it’s a nice homemade stock or broth. We also enjoy it plain with salt and pepper when we’re feeling sick.
We typically use it instead of plain water when cooking meat on the stovetop, oven or in the instant pot, check out our favorite beef ribs, for example. It can be used to make a gravy, obviously can be used in soup, as the part or all of the liquid for cooking beans or grains, to steam veggies or just to drink on its own. We use it so much that we almost always have a container in the fridge with extra in the freezer. It is actually quite simple and very economical to make at home. I recommend roasting a whole chicken (or buying a pre-roasted one!) and removing most of the meat for use in other recipes, then using the bones to make the stock. Before we had our pressure cooker, we used a crock pot and cooked this same recipe on low for about 12 hours. I really, really REALLY like the Instant Pot better. Rather than waiting a whole day to have your broth, it is EASY and can be done in as little as a few hours, start to finish. Please let us know how you like the recipe and follow our cooking and eating adventures on Instagram!