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Bone Broth 3 Homemade Ways to Make It - Use your stock pot, crock pot or Instant Pot!

Simple Turkey Bone Broth Recipe 3 Ways to Make

Ingredients

  • 1 Turkey Carcass best if it is a pastured bird
  • 2 Turkey Feet if Available optional
  • Giblets if you still have them.
  • 1 Large Yellow or White Onion quartered
  • 2 Medium Carrots chopped
  • 1 - 2 Whole Celery Stalks with leaves
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic smashed
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro or Parsley
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons Organic Apple Cider Vinegar I prefer the kind with a mother.
  • 2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Whole Black Peppercorn
  • 1 Whole Bay Leaf
  • Filtered Water

Instructions

Stock Pot Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients, except water, into your stock pot.
  2. Pour the filtered water over everything until it is completely covered.
  3. Bring the ingredients to a low boil and then put the burner to low to low medium.
  4. Cover and let it slowly simmer for 24 – 48 hours.
  5. You’ll need to keep an eye on it. You don’t want it boiling but you don’t want it so low it isn’t cooking either.
  6. Don’t be afraid to give it a stir a few times.
  7. When it is done spoon off any foam on the top.
  8. Then stain out turkey meat, bones, veggies, etc. Keep the meat but discard the rest.
  9. You may want to do a 2nd strain with a cheese cloth to get out the really tiny bits.

Crock Pot Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients, except water, into your slow cooker.
  2. Pour the filtered water over everything until it is completely covered.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 24 – 36 hours
  4. Sometimes I find I need to add a little water if I want to cook it a full 48 hours. Just watch it.
  5. I try not to take the lid off during cooking.
  6. When it is done spoon off any foam on the top.
  7. Then stain out turkey meat, bones, veggies, etc. Keep the meat but discard the rest.

Instant Pot Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients, except water, into your Instant Pot. You may not be able to get all the turkey bones in without breaking them down a bit.
  2. Pour the filtered water over everything until it is completely covered. But make sure you stay under the max fill line.
  3. Choose the Soup button and Low pressure.
  4. Now set the time to 120 minutes.
  5. It will take some time to come up to pressure. After it is done cooking, let it naturally release, don’t touch that vent!
  6. The Instant Pot will keep everything warm so if you’re not home when it’s done, that’s ok.
  7. I usually do not have any foam when I do this method, but if you do, spoon it off.
  8. Then stain out turkey meat, bones, veggies, etc. Keep the meat but discard the rest.

Recipe Notes

Wait for your broth to cool a bit before transferring it to clean glass mason jars, or they can break. Your bone broth will stay good in the refrigerator for about 3 days or freeze it and defrost as needed. It will stay good in the freezer for months (be sure you don’t fill the jars all the way up!).

As a note, I do not skim the fat off of my broth – it adds wonderful flavor!