Instant Pot beef bone broth is full of nutrients that promote gut health, immunity, and is the perfect electrolyte drink when fasting.
Typically the process to make bone broth can take multiple days. However, with the help of the Instant Pot, you can make delicious beef bone broth in only a handful of hours.
Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth
Beef bone broth is wonderful for cooking or drinking hot by itself. It is full of healthy nutrients, collagen, and amino acids that can boost your immune system, aid in detoxing, improve joint health, and so much more. However, buying quality bone broth can get quite expensive.
The cost of making bone is minimal, and you are able to produce a large amount of broth for a much lower cost than the equivalent amount of store-bought bone broth. And with homemade beef broth, you know exactly what goes into it.
When making this bone broth I kept the recipe simple by using regular beef soup bones and a few spare rib bones. If you have access to affordable oxtail, feel free to toss a few into the recipe, but depending on your location that may not be an option. So if you cannot find don't stress, just make the recipe as is.
How To Get Rid of the Impuritites
The first step to making beef bone broth is to boil the bones for about 15-20 minutes. By boiling the bone you allow the impurities to be released from the bone. This is all the yucky white stuff that tends to float on top.
I use my Instant Pot to boil the bones. Bring the water to a boil using the sauté function and then placed the bones in the Instant Pot. Remember to leave the lid off since you are not pressure cooking at this point.
Once the bones are boiled drain the liquid; then rinse off the bones and Instant Pot liner. You don't want any of the impurities to make it into your broth.
Roasting the Bones
The next step is what gives the broth the most flavour. You will want to roast the bones for 20-30 minutes on each side. Roasting the bones is what makes the broth rich in flavour. The longer you roast them, the better and deeper the flavour.
You will also want to include some aromatics during the roasting process. I like to toss a shallot and head of garlic on the sheet pan. If you have onions in your pantry you can use an onion instead of a shallot, but I prefer the robust flavour of shallots in my broth.
How Long Do You Cook Bone Broth?
Finally, it is time to cook the bone broth. Dump all those roasted bones and aromatics into the Instant Pot. Add some celery, herbs, and seasoning. Then fill the Instant Pot up with water.
This is where the Instant Pot does its magic. The broth will be done in about 4 hours compared to the regular 48 hours it takes on the stove.
It will take about an hour for the Instant Pot to come to pressure, two hours to cook, and another hour for the pressure to release.
Bone Broth Tips and Tricks
Sometimes when I am short on time I will make the bone broth in stages and then store it in the refrigerator.
I may boil the bones one day, roast the next, and then cook the broth the following day.
How To Cool Bone Broth
Now that you have made a pot full of bone broth, you need to strain it into a large clean container. After the broth has been strained I like to rapidly cool the broth by adding a cup of ice to the broth.
This is a tip from a chef friend of mine. When the broth cools slowly it is more likely bacteria will begin growing in the broth. Rapidly cooling and storing the broth will prevent the bacteria from growing.
How To Freese Bone Broth
I store the broth in both the refrigerator and the freezer. I will keep about a quart/litre of broth in my refrigerator at a time for 5-7 days. The rest of the broth is measured and frozen in large ice cube trays.
When I need to use the frozen broth I will remove a cube or two and defrost in the microwave or on the stove. Since the broth is premeasured I know how much broth is in each ice cube.
And that's all it take to make beef bone broth in the Instant Pot. I hope you enjoy it.
Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Recipe
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- 1.8 kg (4 lb) beef soup bones and short ribs Be sure there are some marrow bones in the package
- 1 shallot cut in quarters
- 1 head garlic minced cut in half
- 2 stalks stalks cut in half
- 1 bunch Italian parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 twig fresh thyme 1 teaspoon dried
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) ground coriander/cilantro
- 3 litres (12 cups) water
- Fill the Instant Pot insert about ¾ of the way with water. Press the saute button and bring the water to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling, add the bones. Allow the bones to boil for 20 minutes. This will release the impurities from the bone. Then drain the liquid and rinse off the bones and Instant Pot insert.
- Arrange the bone, shallot, and head of garlic on a sheet pan. Roast the bones at 450 degrees F for 20-30 minutes on each side.
- When the bones have finished roasting, add them to the Instant Pot with the garlic and shallot. Be sure to include any drippings from the pan.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot and cover it with the 3 litres / 12 cups of water.
- Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Using the "Meat/Stew" button cook the broth for 2 hours. Let the pressure release naturally. It will take about an hour to come to pressure and another hour to release.
- Strain the broth into a large clean container. Add a cup of ice to rapidly cool the broth. When the broth is cool pour some broth into an air tight container to store in the refrigerator. Freeze the remaining broth in premeasured portions using a large ice cube tray. The broth in the refrigerator will last 5-7 days. The broth in the feezer will last 3-6 months.
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