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Bone Broth (Beef)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 d


  • 5 lbs Beef Marrow Bones you can use a variety or just beef marrow bones (approx. 9 bones)
  • 4 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar raw, unfiltered
  • 4 quarts Water (filtered) enough to cover the bones; water should be about 2 inches over the the bones


  • Optional: you can bake the bones for 30 minutes to brown for extra flavour and a clearer broth.
  • Fill a 5 Quart slow cooker with filtered water and add 4 tbs of apple cider vinegar. The apple cider vinegar is an important ingredient as it enhances the pulling of the minerals from the bones.
  • Add beef bones to the slow cooker filled with water and set on high for about 1 hour and then turn to medium and cook for 24 hours.
  • When finished cooking, remove bones and strain to remove any small fragments. Store in fridge till the fat rises to the top and the liquid turns to a gelatin. Remove fat. Portion and freeze.
    Bone Broth


Image captions:
Quad 1: Broth is started 
Quad 2: Cooking about 6 hours 
Quad 3: Cooking 24 hours now a  beautiful “liquid gold”
Quad 4: broth turned to Gelatin & Fat hardened on the top for very easy removal & disposal. Portion, freeze & enjoy!
Bone Broth: contains chondroitin which is found in the cartilage of animals. Bone broth is an excellent whole food to feed your dog to support joint health.
There aren’t many foods that are high in chondroitin or glucosamine. Choosing a good joint supplement that has both is usually the best way to add this to your dog’s diet.  
For more information on choosing a good joint supplement you can read the my article Most Effective Joint Supplement for Dogs: Actistatin®