Beef Bone Broth | How to Make Bone Broth

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Beef Bone Broth is one of the core recipes to the keto diet. This super easy recipe will become a firm staple in your diet.

With so many “claimed” health benefits bone broth comes with a lot of recommendations when following the ketogenic diet.

An easy recipe that is super versatile and so good to have on hand at all times. Read on to see how to make and also a few great recipes to use our broth in.

Bowl of broth


A broth can easily be changed to suit your personal taste.

It is also the perfect dish to use up old vegetables and herbs that need to be used before they spoil. I like to season mine with different spices from time to time.

Spices like, turmeric, curry, star anise, cumin and smoked paprika can really change the flavour and fragrance of the broth.

Here is my basic mix of ingredients

1.5 kg mixed beef bones – this can be cooked or raw or a mixture of both.

1 medium carrot

1 onion

5 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3 bay leaves

½ bunch any fresh herbs, roughly chopped (I use parsley and thyme

Other vegetables to use can include; tomato, parsnips, zucchini, pumpkin etc.

bone broth ingredients


A broth is pretty easy to make. With just a couple of steps and a bit of patience you end up with a delicious nutrient dense broth.

First step is to roast the bones and vegetables. Roasting cooks and caramelises the vegetables and bones and gives loads more flavour to your broth.

Next step is to cook low and slow up to 24 hours. 

Skim off any nasty suff from the top during the cooking process.

Strain the broth and keep the bones for your next broth.

Store bone broth in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze in individual serves for up 3 months.

Beef Bone Broth in jars


  • The joints, muscles and skin. Bone broth contains collagen that turns into gelatin a protein that contains amino acids essential for rebuilding bone, connective tissue, and skin. This is SO good for you and may help with repair and inflammation.
  • A boost for essential vitamins and minerals. Including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc, iron, manganese, and selenium.
  • Digestive health and fighting inflammation. Bone broth has strong anti-inflammatory properties. 
  • Satiety. Bone broth helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. It can help with weight loss by suppressing appetite.

broth with spices in a pot


Here are just a few recipes that you can use beef bone broth in.

  1. Easy Keto Beef Lasagna
  2. Buttery Beef Casserole with Dumplings
  3. Aussie Keto Chilli Beef
  4. Keto Minestrone Soup

bone broth in pot with cooked bones on a plate


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Beef Bone Broth

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 d
Total Time: 1 d 10 mins
Course: broth
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 Serves
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  • 3.5 lbs mixed beef bones (1.5kgs)
  • 1 medium carrot roughly chopped
  • 5 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ bunch any fresh herbs roughly chopped (I use parsley and thyme)


  • Preheat oven to 200℃ (390F). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place bones, carrot, celery, onion, and garlic onto baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in oven for 60 minutes turning after 30 minutes.
  • Add bones and vegetables to slow cooker along with salt, apple cider vinegar and bay leaves. Cover with cold water.  Slow cook for 12-24 hours.
  • Strain and separate solids from broth. Allow to cool.


  1. Bone broth is best consumed with 5 days.
  2. Bone broth can be kept frozen in individual serves or as ice cubes.
  3. Reuse raw and/or cooked bones in your bone broth until all the goodness is used up.
  4. Use any vegetables, herbs, or spices to flavour the broth.


Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1745mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 0g
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  • Demeter says:

    5 stars
    I never knew about al the health benefits. Thanks for informing me and breaking down the whole process of making it. It seems easy enough to add to your diet.

  • 5 stars
    I’ve always wondered how to make beef bone broth so this post is absolutely ideal for me! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    I have a friend who makes her own bone broth too. I never realized how much better for you it is than just straight broth. I am thinking this will be my new favorite way to make broth from now on.

  • 5 stars
    What a great way to get in more vitamins and minerals. I know I could use more of this beef bone broth in my daily life.

  • Toni says:

    5 stars
    I really how easy it is to make!! Thank you!

  • Michaela says:

    I was wondering about the calorie content. I recently made a similar broth but not sure how to count calories when discarding the solids – they weren’t that solid after 24 hrs of slow cooking 🙂 would you deduct any or count the total of raw ingredients?

    And how many times can you approx reuse the bones? I never knew they could be reused.
    Thank you.

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Michaela, it is very hard to count the calories of absorbed or used proteins, fats and carbs. Personally I would just need even bother with a broth. Just as you say many of the solids are discarded. Personally for the bones I use until they look pretty used up. Sometimes using the pressure cooker this is just in one go and it would really depend on the size, type and density of the bone as to how much I would use it. e.g a chicken bone vs a beef neck bone.

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