Bone broth offers a nutrient-dense source of nutrition, rich in collagen. As we age, our bones lose their density, and our skin begins to wrinkle due to oxidative stress and mineral depletion. Consuming a steaming mug of bone broth every morning boosts your body with a healthy dose of collagen, an essential protein for regeneration of skin and bone cells.
Collagen improves gastrointestinal health as well. This protein reduces GI inflammation providing your gut biomes, the trillions of live bacteria living in your gut, with a healthy environment in which they can flourish. Use this recipe as a natural anti-aging remedy and cure for a leaky gut.
Harness the Healing Effect of Bone Broth with this Recipe
Animal bones, ligaments, and marrow contain a structural protein known as collagen. Consuming collagen benefits a wide variety of biological functions in the human body, including the health of your skin, bones, and digestive tract. (1)
When slow-cooked, the collagen in the bones and connective tissues breaks down into gelatin. This protein complex comes loaded with antioxidants and the amino acids glutamine, arginine, glycine, and proline. (2)
To start your bone broth recipe, make sure you select bones from grass-fed, free-range animals. The cows and chickens reared in factory-farmed conditions offer low nutrient value and a lot less collagen content than free-range animals. (3)
For this recipe, we’ll need an Instant Pot slow cooker or pressure cooker. Start your recipe by placing all of your bones in a slow cooker with a little olive oil and garlic, then sauté them until browned. Add water and bring to the boil. Once the bones are boiling, turn down the heat and add your garlic, celery, carrots, onions, and peppercorns along with the ACV.
Once you’ve finished adding all your ingredients to the broth, seal the Instant Pot and activate the pressure cooker function. Simmer the broth for the next 2-hours and strain the mixture into jars or Tupperware before placing it in the fridge. Your bone broth will keep for 5-days if refrigerated well.
While you’re cooking the broth, the aroma of rich beef soup will float through the air and fill your home. You’ll know the broth is ready when the bones fall apart, and the veggies turn to mush.
You’ll notice that the strained leftover bones have broken down into much smaller pieces. Don’t keep the leftover veggies or bones as they are completely depleted of any vitamins or minerals as it’s all gone into the broth.
For a nutritious start to your day, heat up a cup of bone broth in the microwave or on the stove. There’s nothing like starting a cold winter morning with a steaming cup of bone broth warming your hands and tantalizing your taste buds.
How to Make Collagen-Rich Instant Pot Bone Broth (Easy Recipe)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
2 pounds beef bones
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, peeled
2 celery stalks
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp black peppercorns
8 cups water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot and let stand until screen reads “HOT”.
- Add the olive oil.
- Add the bones.
- Brown the bones. (If necessary do it in batches.)
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Close and seal the Instant pot.
- Turn the venting knob to SEALING and press PRESSURE COOK button.
- Adjust the timer to 2 hours.
- When finished cooking, allow to naturally release the pressure.
- Let cool slightly.
- Strain the broth using a fine metal strainer.
- Transfer the bone broth into an airtight containers or jars and refrigerate promptly.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.
P.S. Build strong bones, heal your digestive tract and reduce inflammation with a daily serving of bone broth.
More Bone Broth Recipes and Soups to Try:
Protein-Packed Chicken Bone Broth Recipe
Metabolism-Boosting Beef Bone Broth
Zoodle Bone Broth Chicken Noodle Soup
Bone Broth Butternut Squash Soup
Bone Broth Soup for Arthritis and Joint Pain
Probiotic-Rich Creamy Chicken Bone Broth Soup