How to Make Bone Broth | Step by Step Instructional Video

November 9, 2018

A little over a year ago, we shared the many benefits of bone broth,  along with a couple of our favorite recipes to make your own. Since then the trend has only increased, and we’re back with a short tutorial video on how to make your own bone broth. Fall is a great time to make your own broth with all of the bones you have leftover from roasting chickens and other meals. Don’t throw them out! Use them, along with some root vegetables, to create a tremendous source of nutrients for you and your family. 


How easy is that! If you were wondering, here’s a list of everything we put into our broth in the video. 

  • 1 lb. bones from a free range animal (chicken, beef, ham bone, etc.)
  • 4 qt. water
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 large onions – cut in half
  • 3 carrots – cut into large pieces
  • 4 celery stalks – cut into large pieces
  • 8 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 parsnips – cut into large pieces
  • 10 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 10 whole peppercorns

Let us know how your bone broth batches turn out and how you use the broth. One of our all-time favorite soups might be a great start!



Carol Steehler
I heard that you can re-use the bones at least once and maybe twice. Is this true?
June 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm


Bones can be used twice, but three times is probably too much and most of the nutrients will have already been pulled out.

Where is the best place to get bones?
June 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm


We recommend checking with a local butcher or a local co-op too, they're often available in the freezer section. Another option is to buy bone-in meats when cooking and save the bones to use later! 

Thanks! I've been wondering about making bone broth from grilled food.

Now I'm wondering what size storage jars were used in the instructional video? And how long the broth keeps in the fridge?

Thanks too for the reminder of how tasty your Spicy Coconut Stew recipe is.Time to put all my frozen chicken backs & necks to good use!

June 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm


Great, glad it was helpful. We used a randoma assortment of jars, sorry we don't have the exact measurements. 

We'd say no longer than 3-4 days in the refridgerator and in the freezer for up to a year.
Can you use the vegetables from cooking the bone broth for soup or should they be tossed?
July 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm


Good question, I find that the vegetables are very soft and all the flavor is gone into the broth so they just won't add much more to the soup than they already have to the broth itself. Best to use fresh veggies for the soup you are making with your bone broth. 

Deborah Smith
I store my bones in a covered container in the fridge for about a week before making bone broth. Do they loose nutrients during that week of storing?

June 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm


We recommend that you store your bones in the freezer. The only exception are marrow bones these are high in fat and can go rancid quickly so we recommend you use them within a few days. Do not use bones if they are grey or brown looking.

When making your own bone broth how much is the recommended serving per day?
I just found nutritional weight and wellness. I made bone broth last week used bones from 2 small young organic chickens, veggies, vinegar and 10 cups water.
I’m just unsure how much is recommended to consume per day? And is it possible to consume too much?
June 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm


That is great you are making your own bone broth. 1 cup a day is a good amount to consume. Have fun with it try different veggies or types of bones, enjoy.


Is it ok to use a rotisserie chicken bones to make the bone broth. I get them at the Co-op or organic ones?
April 17, 2020 at 5:56 am


Yes, as long as they are from an organic chicken and we'd also recommend looking at the ingredients if there are any seasonings used.

Beef bones from grass-fed cows is a staple in Africa. We actually prefer bony meat cuts and add garlic, tomatoes, onions, curry, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, kale or cabbage to make a stew that we eat with pap made from white cornmeal. The first time I heard about Osteoporosis is when I came to North America. So I give credit to my mother and grandmother for feeding us lots of bone broth.
October 2, 2023 at 7:17 pm


Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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