Homemade Marge's Bone Broth Recipe

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Homemade Marge's Bone Broth Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
360 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 26, 2023

Learn how to make Marge's bone broth, a delicious and nutritious recipe that can be enjoyed on its own or used as a base for soups, stews, and sauces. This homemade bone broth is made by simmering a mixture of beef bones, vegetables, herbs, and spices for several hours, resulting in a rich and flavorful broth that is packed with essential nutrients and minerals.


  • 4 pounds beef bones (such as oxtail, knuckles, or marrow bones)
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 4 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups cold water (or enough to cover the bones)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).
  2. Place the beef bones on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 30 minutes, or until they are browned and caramelized.
  3. In a large stockpot, combine the roasted bones, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add enough cold water to the pot to cover all the ingredients.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 12-24 hours, skimming off any impurities that rise to the surface.
  6. After simmering, remove the pot from heat and let it cool slightly. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, carefully remove the bones and vegetables from the broth.
  7. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any remaining solids.
  8. Let the broth cool completely, then refrigerate it overnight.
  9. The next day, remove any solidified fat from the surface of the broth.
  10. Reheat the broth as desired and serve hot. Alternatively, portion it into containers and freeze for future use.

Interesting Facts

  • Bone broth is rich in collagen, which is beneficial for the health of your skin, hair, nails, and joints.
  • By using a combination of different bones, you can enhance the flavor and nutritional profile of your bone broth.
  • The apple cider vinegar helps to extract more nutrients from the bones during the simmering process.