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Carnivore Diet Bone Broth Recipe (Simple & Easy)

Updated: 7 days ago

Here's how to make carnivore diet bone broth! This recipe is also great for those on an animal-based diet, keto diet, or low carb diet (but can be enjoyed by anyone). Bone broth is incredibly nutrient dense and has numerous health benefits.

When I started the carnivore diet, I wanted to make bone broth but couldn't find any recipes that didn't include spices and other ingredients. I did some experimenting and realized that bone broth still tastes great even without the other flavors and is very easy to make.

When it comes to making bone broth, you'll find dozens of different methods and ideas. But the truth is, it's difficult to go wrong. All you're doing is simmering animal bones in water to extract the nutrients and collagen from the bones. You'll come to find your style and what works best for you!

This recipe is adaptable for using a stock pot, dutch oven, crockpot, or instant pot / pressure cooker. The key is to cook with low heat for long periods of time.

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Why should I drink bone broth?

Bone broth is very nutrient dense and is full of collagen and minerals. Collagen is something that is often lacking in our modern diets (our ancestors ate nose to tail). Bone broth is great for skin health, hair health, gut health, joint health, and more.

I've found drinking bone broth to be very impactful in my own chronic illness healing journey. I hope you find it beneficial, too!

Are there any clean bone broth brands to buy at the store?

Yes! Of course, you'll save lots of money by making your own. But some people would rather purchase it or like to have it on hand for when they don't have time to make it. Fond Bone Broth is the best brand I've found. It's just like what you make at home—the sourcing and ingredients are amazing! It actually "gels" over in the fridge. Fond has carnivore options that are unflavored with literally just bones, water, and salt as ingredients. They also have flavored options for carnivores that aren't strict.

Kettle and Fire is another great option for bone broth. It's not considered "strict carnivore" but if you do well with spices its a great option! Use the code RIBEYERACH for a discount at their online store.

Why roast the bones?

Roasting the bones adds a nice layer of flavor to the broth. This idea is similar to when you sear meats before a slow cook. If you'd rather skip this step, you can!

Do I need to wash the bones?

I've never washed my bones and have never had a problem. Do whatever you feel comfortable with!

Can I add spices or aromatics if I'd like?

Yes, of course! I no longer follow a strict carnivore diet and enjoy adding in peppercorns, bay leaf, acv, and garlic into my broth now. There's no badge of honor for those that are more "strict". It's all about how you feel your best.

Why did my bone broth become "giggly" after refrigerating?

When bone broth "gels" over it's a great sign that your broth is filled with collagen! If you don't get jiggy broth, try adding in some chicken feet or chicken necks. Another reason could be because the type of bone you're using doesn't have a lot of collagen. Regardless, even if your broth doesn't "gel" it still will be full of nutrients.

These cuts have a lot of collagen and make for great broth: marrow bones, knuckle bones, beef feet, oxtail, neck bones, etc.

How do I reheat my bone broth?

Personally, I like to reheat on the stovetop. If there's a lot of fat at the top, I remove it and save it for cooking. It's up to you whether or not to leave the fat in. Some people love it and others find they don't do well with liquid fat.

Can I reuse the bones? What do I do with them after?

Yes, you can make another round of bone broth if you'd like. I'll often make 2 rounds with cuts that are filled with collagen such as beef feet. Some people simmer the bones until they're literally falling apart, which can take days. I usually don't have the patience for that.

You can throw the bones away, or you can make give them to a pet (if that's safe for them). You could also use them to make a bone meal fertilizer!

Is bone broth high in histamine?

Bone broth becomes higher in histamine the longer it is cooked. For those sensitive to histamine, I'd recommend using a pressure cooker for 2-3 hours for bone broth or making something called meat stock instead (see GAPS diet recipes for this).

If you need to, freeze the broth jars until using them to lower histamines. Un-aged meats/bones can also be really helpful. See this blog post for more information about sourcing un-aged meats.

All this being said, don't give up hope for healing histamine intolerance! I've recovered from it and now tolerate long cooked broth very well. Often the key for this is healing the nervous system.

Do I need to use grass-fed or pasture raised bones?

Just buy the best quality bones you can afford! Pasture-raised is always best, but conventional meats still have lots of nutrients and many people find they heal really well with it. Do whatever makes you feel your best.

YouTube Carnivore Bone Broth Recipe

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