Snuggling up with a warm mug of beef broth is one of the best parts of winter and it's not as hard to make as you might think. All it takes is a little time and some top-notch ingredients. I recently made a batch using about 4 lbs. of our beef marrow bones, onions and garlic from the farmers market, garlic, organic celery, salt, and pepper.
I like to broil the bones with the onions before putting them into the crock pot - it brings out a deeper flavor in the broth. For this batch, I spread about 4 pounds of marrow bones on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven on broil for about 10 minutes on each side.
After broiling, I transfer the roasted bones over to a pressure cooker or crock pot, cover them with water, and season with onions, garlic, celery, salt, and pepper. I cooked this batch for about 4 hours in the pressure cooker. If you're using a crock pot I'd cook them for about 10 hours.
I poured the contents of the pot through a colander into a pitcher and let it cool to allow the fat to separate from the broth. Once it was cooled, I poured it into some jars.
Bone broth is loaded with collagen and minerals. You can use it in any recipes calling for beef broth, or just have a tasty mug to start your day.
This is the last market for the 2022 season in Pflugerville. We will continue to bring pre-orders to the market location each week and we encourage you to visit our other market locations until the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market reopens in the Spring.
Heritage Square Farmers Market will be closed Dec. 24th, Dec. 31st. The market will reopen for the 2021 season on Jan. 7th.