Whole30 Instant Pot Bone Broth
There are a handful of ingredients that now consume my life on a Whole30 Eating Pattern. Ghee, Coconut Cream (or milk), eggs, and broth are the big four. I use these four key ingredients in so many recipes, that I try to keep them stockpiled when I can. We do not have direct access (see what I did there PT friends?) to a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s here in Waco, TX so whenever I travel to Dallas, Houston, or Austin, I try to stock up. But one issue I have been noticing is that the price of broth is climbing steadily, and whats worse, hardly any broths are Whole30 compliant. They all inevitably have some form of sugar, or MSG, or something else that just shouldn’t be in them. The ones that are organic and compliant are generally pretty pricey. So I took a page out of my hippie sister-in-law’s book and made my own bone broth last night in the Instant Pot.
- Bones (I used chicken bones that I had leftover from some Crispin’ Chicken I made a week ago and froze. Rumor has it you can also use beef, lamb, non-oily fish or pork bones but I have yet to try these)
- Assorted veggies – I threw in a handful of baby carrots, a handful of celery, and a half an onion
- Splash of apple cider vinegar (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- Filtered water
- Place bones and veggies, apple cider vinegar, and salt in the Instant Pot
- Fill the pot with water until it is about 2/3 full.
- Let the pot sit for 30 minutes. The vinegar will pull some minerals out of the bones
- I used the Soup setting and low pressure for 120 minutes on the Instant Pot
- After two hours, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally.
- I then strained the broth and threw out the bones and vegetables.
- Pour broth into mason jars and store in the fridge.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
If you just put in a little bit of time and prep work when you have it, you can create condiments, and ingredients that you will use for healthy eating throughout your week. I didn’t need Bone Broth last night, but now that I have it, I think I will use it tonight for a cauliflower chowder!