Sunday, March 5, 2017

Teacher Saviors: Beef Broth in the Crock Pot

It seems like everyone is getting sick right now!  Would you like to increase your immunity with an easy crock pot recipe?  If so, then read this post to see how I make Beef Bone Broth and Soup in my crock pot!


The first two steps are done the week or so BEFORE I make the broth.


1: I either save the bones from a beef roast/steaks, or I buy bones from the grocery store.  
These need to be stored in the freezer.


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




2: I collect the trimmings from my veggies as I cut them and put them in a Ziploc.  
Things I collect: The ends of carrots, onions, zucchini, celery and peppers, as well as slightly wilted spinach and leafy greens.  Basically, any kind of vegetable you'd expect to find in a vegetable soup.  These Ziplocs go in the freezer until they are full.


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




3: once I have a full Ziploc of veggie cuttings, I add those to the bottom of the crock pot.
You really only need to add enough veggies to fill about 1/2 of the pot.
****Add the following FRESH veggies if you haven't collected them as frozen veggies:  An onion, several carrots, and several pieces of celery.


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




4: I add the bones on top of the veggies.



Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.



5: I add 5-6 teaspoons of Better Than Bouillon.



Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.



6: I liberally sprinkle Basil, Parsley, Oregano, and Thyme on top of the bones and veggies.



Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




7: I fill the crock with water, leaving about 2 inches at the top. 






8: I set it on low for 8-10 hours (overnight on a weekend is great).


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.



9: I strain out the bones and veggies, leaving just the broth.
This is a strainer on top of a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup.  Straining it into a measuring cup makes it easier to pour into the muffin cups in the next step.


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




10: I let the broth cool and then put it in 1-cup muffin tin to freeze it.
Once the broth is frozen, I pop it out of the muffin tin and put it in a Ziploc to store in my freezer.  When I'm ready to make soup, I just thaw several cups and use it as my soup base.


Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Easy Beef Bone Broth in the Crock Pot.  Increasing immunity while saving time.




Do you have any crock pot bone broth recipes?  I'd love to hear about them!





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