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.
Mad Creations Beef Bone Broth in a white bowl with a ladle

Beef Bone Broth

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.

The Ingredients

A broth can easily be changed to suit your personal taste. Skip to the recipe card for all the exact measures for making this broth recipe using beef bones.

bone broth ingredients

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.

Mixed beef bones – this can be cooked or raw or a mixture of both. I use grass-fed beef bones. I like a mixture of marrow bones and bones like short ribs. The marrow bones adds loads of good gelatin and flavour to the broth.

Vegetables – I use a combination of carrot, onion and some garlic. You can add other root vegetables if preferred. This is a bone broth not a soup so keep it simple.

Apple Cider Vinegar – adds some puch to the broth and helps break the fats.

Fresh herbs, roughly chopped, I use parsley and thyme

How to Make Beef Bone Broth

A good beef 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. This method is for making beef bone broth in a slow cooker. You can also use an Instant Pot to make beef bone broth.

Step 1. Roast the bones and vegetables. Roasting cooks and caramelises the vegetables and bones and gives loads more flavour to your broth.

Step 2. Cook low and slow for up to 24 hours. Skim off any nasty stuff from the top during the cooking process.

Step 3. 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

What is Bone Broth Good For?

  1. 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.
  2. A boost for essential vitamins and minerals. Including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc, iron, manganese, and selenium.
  3. Digestive health and fighting inflammation. Bone broth has strong anti-inflammatory properties. 
  4. Satiety. Bone broth helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. It can help with weight loss by suppressing appetite.

How To Use Bone Broth

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

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Beef Bone Broth in jars

Beef Bone Broth

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.
5 from 33 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Course: broth
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 Serves
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  • 3.5 lbs (3.5 lbs) mixed beef bones (1.5kgs)
  • 1 medium (1 medium) carrot roughly chopped
  • 5 stalks (5 stalks) celery chopped
  • 1 large (1 large) onion roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves (5 cloves) garlic smashed
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) apple cider vinegar
  • 3 (3) bay leaves
  • ½ (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.
This recipe yields approximately 4-8 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 4. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

Your Own Notes


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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12 responses to “Homemade Beef Bone Broth”

  1. Michaela

    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.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      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.

  2. 5 stars
    I really how easy it is to make!! Thank you!

    1. Megan

      You’re welcome Toni

  3. 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.

    1. Megan

      It always comes in handy Kelly

  4. 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.

    1. Megan

      Thanks Jennifer

  5. 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 🙂

    1. Megan

      Thanks Chris. I love your site btw.

  6. Demeter

    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.

    1. Megan

      Thanks Demeter, you are welcome.

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