Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe – How to Heal Yourself with Soup

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Making your own bone broths is not only great for your health, but can also save you tons of money in the grocery store. With this crockpot bone broth recipe, you will see it is not only easy (but can be fun too!) to make your own bone broth for soups and any recipe that calls for broth.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Are crockpot bone broths healthy? 

Your grandmother was on to something when she cooked up a pot of chicken soup when you were sick. There are a ton of healing properties to broths made from bones.

The Jade Institute writes that bone broths are good for both your kidneys and your liver. Broth can even be beneficial in a detox or a cleanse.

The prolonged cooking of bones in water results in a broth rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify blood, nourish in times of sickness and rehabilitation, and help to prevent bone and connective tissue disorders.

Some Powerful Nutrients of Crockpot Bone Broths

Bone broths are rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

The slow cooking process allows for the extraction of collagen, marrow, amino acids, and other nutrients from the bones. These nutrients can support various aspects of health, including skin health, joint health, and gut health.

The cartilage in bone broth is great for joints and arthritis pain.

The marrow in the bones is great for your cardiovascular health.

Glycine and proline are important amino acids present in bone broth. These are good for “the manufacturing of glucose, enhancing gastric acid secretion, soft tissue and wound healing, healthy connective tissue, effective detoxification by the liver and production of plasma.”

Collagen and gelatin are good for wound healing, repair of bones, healing of the gastrointestinal tract, and helps digest the protein you eat.

Eating collagen has shown to decrease appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. Now every woman out there will be getting a big bowl of soup today. More about collagen peptide benefits here. 

There is also a ton of calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium in bone broths.

However, it’s important to note that the healthiness of the broth can depend on the quality of the ingredients used. For example, using bones from grass-fed, organically raised animals can make the broth healthier.

Are bone broths good for gut health?

Yes, bone broths can be beneficial for gut health. They contain collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine, which can help repair the gut lining and reduce inflammation.

Additionally, bone broths are easy to digest and can help in the digestion of other foods. The gelatin in the broth is also beneficial as it can help to restore the strength of the gut lining and fight food sensitivities.

It’s also good for the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) in the gut, and supports healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider or a nutritionist to understand more about your personal health needs and how bone broth can fit into your diet.

Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe
Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe

How do I cook bone broths in a crockpot?

Here’s my simple recipe for making bone broth in a crockpot:


– 1.5-2 lbs of bones (beef, chicken, turkey, etc.)

– 2 carrots, chopped

– 2 celery stalks, chopped

– 1 onion, chopped

– 2 cloves of garlic

– 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Water


1. Place the bones in your crockpot. If you’re using beef or lamb bones, you might want to roast them in the oven first for about 30 minutes at 375°F (190°C) to enhance the flavor.

2. Add the chopped vegetables, garlic, and apple cider vinegar to the crockpot.

3. Fill the crockpot with water until the bones and vegetables are fully covered.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 12-24 hours. The longer you cook the broth, the more nutrients will be extracted from the bones.

6. Once the broth is done, strain it to remove the bones and vegetables. You can use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth for this.

7. Let the broth cool, then store it in the fridge. It will keep for about a week, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

Remember to always be careful when handling hot liquids, and enjoy your homemade bone broth!

Crockpot Bone Broth Best Practices

The Nourished Kitchen suggest that you can start cooking your bone broth at the beginning of the week. Place your seasonings to the water and bones, then turn the crock pot on low. Take out the broth that you need throughout the week You can filter it through a coffee filter if you need to.

Keep the crock pot on all week and just keep replacing the water… This way you always have a large amount of stock ready on your counter. You can freeze what you don’t use for later on.

This method is pretty useful – Almost like Pho (a traditional Vietnamese Soup). You can add the vegetables you want and make a different soup each day.

Not to mention, this will save you a ton of money from buying canned chicken or beef broths.

How do you use broths? What are your tips for adding flavor?

More Recipes with Bone Broth

My Famous Butternut Squash Pumpkin Apple Soup

One Hour Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo

Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

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