Keto bone broth (aka Stock) is the base of so many keto recipes. It’s not exciting in its own right, but it’s an essential recipe to have in your kitchen. Save time and make this in advance and freeze it in batches – ready for when you need it.
Keto Bone Broth (Stock) – pressure cooker, slow cooker or on the hob- the choice is yours!
This keto Bone Broth (Stock) can be made in a number of different ways – the ingredients all remain the same. My personal favourite is in the slow cooker, mainly because I’m lazy!
I will chop all of the Bone Broth ingredients on an evening when I’m making my dinner. I will put it all in the slow cooker and leave it on the timer whilst I go to bed. Does this count as passive cooking?!
When I get up in the morning the temperature of the Bone Broth has cooled so I can portion it up and freeze it in batches.
The same principle applies in the pressure cooker – and the recipe is completed in 20 mins. When I started keto I didn’t have a pressure cooker so my slow cooker was always my go-to!
What’s so good about keto Bone Broth (Stock)?
Keto Bone Broth is packed with goodness. The collagen and gelatine from the bones and the meaty tissues offer a wealth of vitamins and minerals that the body needs – virtually making this a superfood!
Gelatine contains amino acids that are essential for building proteins and antioxidants which protect your cells against free radicals Free radicals are reported as playing a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
What’s the difference between broth and stock?
In short broths are slower cooked that stock ensuring that maximum flavour is achieved from the vegetables and bones.
Normally Bone Broth will have a darker colour than stock. Ultimately, they can be used interchangeably, but understanding the difference will help you pick which one suits your recipe more!
Getting the bones…
Oh that title could have been so much worse! If I have cooked a Sunday dinner, I will use a chicken carcass to make this. Or when I have had a pork chop with a bone in it, I will save the bone. I’m the crazy lady that has a bone bag in her freezer and every time I get one I pop it in the bag then when I have enough of them I will make a batch of Bone Broth.
Another good option? Befriend your butcher! If you’ve read a few of my posts you’ll know I’ve befriended mine. He thinks I’m genuinely crazy, asking for all the fatty cuts of meat and for him to save bones for me.
Every few months I’ll make several batches of broth from chicken, lamb, beef and pork bones (all separate). The butcher will save me a bag of each and they cost pence. If I’m being efficient, I will make all of the batches in one day in my pressure cooker in between doing my weekly keto prep.
If I’m not being efficient (let’s face it we all have those days!) I will freeze the bags and take them out as I need them.
What’s the difference from none- keto Bone Broth?
Traditional Bone Broth is packed full of root vegetables – making it a great source of nutrition. Obviously, being on keto eating a wealth of root vegetables is not an option. Therefore, this keto Bone Broth offers the perfect low carb option with none of the carbs.
My friend who is keto uses a carrot in this recipe. I don’t personally use a carrot as I think this Bone Broth recipe is perfect as it is – but if initially, it doesn’t work for you – give it a go and adjust your carb count accordingly.
To drink or not to drink?
I personally do not drink keto Bone Broth. Why? I have no idea! I will more than happily taste it when I’m making it and use it within numerous delicious recipes. However, the thought of drinking it from a mug does not appeal.
My good friend Katie, who I converted to keto years ago loves it and will happily curl up on the sofa with a mug of this. Comment below and let me know if drinking Bone Broth is for you!
10Bone BrothCourse: Lunch & Dinner, Pantry
5 garlic cloves, peeled
2 celery stalks
1.5 kg oxtail or the carcass of any piece of cooked meet (chicken is the easiest)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon salt
1 medium white onion
10 cups water (filtered ideally)
- Peel vegetables and then slice them into thirds, cut the onion into half and then it, cut the peeled garlic cloves into half, and then chop celery into thirds. When done, put everything into a pressure cooker and then add bay leaves, if you don’t have a pressure cooker this can be done in a heavy based pan.
- Add the oxtail or carcass of your choice into the cooker /pan and add water into the cooker along with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, and then add salt.
- Close the lid and the steam valve. Set the timer to 90 minutes and pressure to high.
- Release the pressure naturally when the cooking is over. Then remove the bits which are large and strain the broth into a dish using a strainer and discard vegetables. When done, set aside the meaty bones to cool.
- When chilled enough, use a fork to shred the meat off the bones and reserve the bones in the freezer for another broth preparation.
- Serve the keto Bone Broth (Stock) immediately and enjoy!
If you are looking for recipes that you can use your bone broth in, check out these keto-friendly recipes.
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