Back to the bone broth.
There are plenty of recipes out there for bone broth. I don't claim to have much new to add in that category but it can seem intimidating so I'm hoping that by sharing my experiences, I will inspire YOU to give something new a try too :)
Making bone broth was honestly super simple! I started by roasting my soup bones in the oven because I read that doing so would enhance the flavor. I can't give you a comparison since this is the only way I've ever done it but it sure didn't hurt anything! I just put 4 pounds of thawed soup bones on a cookie sheet, sprinkled salt and pepper on all sides, and roasted them at 425F for 30 minutes. After I roasted the soup bones, I tossed them in the crock pot along with 8 cups of water (enough to cover the bones), 4 or 5 cloves of garlic and a couple of carrots. Some recipes get pretty involved but this was simple and it worked for me! Basically, I think you can toss about anything you want in as far as vegetables or vegetable scraps go.
I cooked all of this on low for 10 hours and then strained it. I just used a colander. You might want to line the colander with cheesecloth if you are using smaller vegetable scraps. This is also when I removed the meat from the bones. To be honest, the meat fell right off and I just used a fork to break it up into smaller pieces for the stew. The amount of meat on soup bones seems to vary quite a bit. The bones themselves make excellent broth. And that's all that most people are looking for. If you end up with particularly meaty bones, it's a nice bonus though. Especially if you're making soup!
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