Thanks for coming by to check out our authentic bone broth recipe. While we were cooking, the sun went down and we let it go through the night.The video clip down below shares the sounds of the night as we cooked this in our little mountain village home in Northern Thailand. And if you listen closely, you can hear a group of Buddhists praying or chanting somewhere out on the mountain.
Bone broth is so good for you it’s a bit crazy.
In today’s world where leaky gut and other autoimmune diseases are on the rise, it’s a good idea to keep your gut as healthy as possible. Bone broth recipes make that easier and more pleasant to do. It’s nutrients help seal your gut. If you’re on a ketogenic diet, this bone broth recipe provides the necessary essential minerals and amino acids a keto diet needs. It’s not just a keto food, however, it’s a traditional human staple. We most likely have been eating bone broth since our inception of fire.
A Real Bone Broth Recipe
You can make bone broth in a big clay pot over an authentic Thai barbeque decorated with sardine can lids…
…or you can make any type of bone broth in any pot over a stove, crockpot or pressure-cooker.
Our drawn-out bone broth simmer on low heat overnight in a Thai barbeque is not the only way to make this delicious bone soup. If you do an instant pot style bone broth in a pressure cooker, you can do a shorter boil and still have a good final result. Adding vinegar helps extract more nutrients from the bones into the broth. But it’s not necessary for the long overnight broth soups.
In a time crunch?
Speed up the nutrient extraction with vinegar: Apple cider vinegar can help speed up the nutrient extraction process.
Fast Bone Broth Recipe Options
- If you want to make bone broth fast, a pressure cooker bone broth with vinegar will do it.
- The easiest bone broth cooking method is with a crockpot.
- Ours here is in a traditional Thai barbeque. It’s also pretty easy to do, but needs to be done outside.
If you have the time, a nice 12-hour minimum low to medium heat simmer will make a PERFECT bone broth. Any types of bones work. Lamb, beef, chicken, elk, deer, pork, etc.
The Herbs And Vegetables
Let me list these out to make it more readable.
- White onions, 3 whole
- Coriander root, 3 to 5 roots
- Fresh or dried galangal
- Cinnamon sticks (whole sticks, not powder)
- Peppercorn grounds (whole)
- Lemongrass stalks, 2
The herbs and vegetables we use consist of 3 whole white onions, coriander roots, fresh and/or dried galangal (we used both), cinnamon sticks, peppercorn, and two sticks of smashed lemongrass. The pouch (pictured) is more of the same ingredients in powdered form which is used here locally to add an extra zest of the already good zest going in, so it’s not necessary.
If you can find some type of “Thai Bone Broth” powder pouch and it’s ingredients are all natural (no MSG, no sugar), then great, but it’s not needed in this bone broth recipe. The herb-pouch is more of the same ingredients in powdered form which we already use.
The Bone Stock
This bone broth recipe used pork rib and chicken quarters for its bones. If you’re wondering where to get bones for bone broth, or what type… all bones work.
Big, small, medium.. they all work beautifully. If you use small bones, you can even eat them if you slow cook it long enough. That’s how soft they get.
We first put all the herbs inside and cooked them for only a few minutes before adding in the bones.
Then you just let her burn on a low heat for a long time.
The longer the better.
Monks Chant While We Cook
As we were cooking this, we heard a group doing a Buddhist prayer chant. This was the first time I had ever heard this near my place and it started right after recording this clip here I’m adding in from our Nutrition Adventures YouTube channel:
This one we did overnight. It was still hot in the morning, but the coals recently had gone out, we got them going again for another 3 hours then enjoyed the broth for a late breakfast.
Slow Cook It Overnight
When you slow cook bones over a long period of time, you extract more nutrients out of them. It helps pull more amino acids, collagen, gelatin, minerals, and vitamins from the bones. The longer you cook, the more nutrients you extract.
These bone broth nutrients help in many ways. They are essential to everyone, especially to you if you’re on a low carb diet and use fat for energy. When you’re in ketosis, you excrete more of these precious nutrients through your urine compared to others who are never in ketosis.
This one we slow cooked overnight. It was still hot in the morning, but the coals had gone out. We got them burning again for another 3 hours, then enjoyed the broth for a late breakfast. A crockpot will probably be your best option if you’re not cooking outside.
A perfect late breakfast meal it was.
Bone Broth Nutrition
Is bone broth healthy? Yes. Us humans have known about these benefits for thousands of years. This bone broth recipe is nothing unique or new. But for the western Standard American Diet, it is new. That’s because bone broth has been pushed aside as a common thing to eat. So that’s why I eat bone broth every other day and why we made this bone broth recipe; to reinforce its greatness both in flavor and health benefits.
Bone broth powder benefits us in many ways as well, but there’s nothing that can match a real bone stock. Come to think of it, I’m on the lookout for a bone broth cookbook. I’d love to start making other authentic versions of it.
If you cook bone broth at least 4 days a week, you’ll end up perfecting the craft in no time. If you eat bone broth that often, then you probably already know of the many bone broth health benefits. If you’re fasting, bone broth is ideal. It aids your body and helps it detox. It’ll do this while supporting your muscles and body at the same time. It’s a great thing to have around if you fast in any way.
Bone Broth Benefits
From helping leaky gut (gelatin and collagen) to supporting sleep (minerals and glycine), joint and bone health (glucosamine), inflammation (amino acids), skin and hair health. Bone broth for weight loss is another top quality as it supports healthy weight loss.
And not only that.. many eat bone broth for arthritis. Because arthritis is an autoimmune condition, and autoimmune conditions can be activated by a leaky gut, this bone soup provides essential nutrients to help heal the lining of your gut, and thus, it helps your autoimmune conditions.
An amazing meal to eat at any occasion, beef broth or any type of bone-broth should not be left for special occasions. There’s even a bone broth diet now!
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Thai Bone Broth Recipe
We use both chicken and pork bones to slow cook this Thai bone broth
- “Pork Rib Slide”, 170 grams
- “Pork Soup Bones”, 300 grams
- Chicken Wing and Thigh Bones, 300 grams
- 3 Big White Onions, 272 grams
- Coriander Root, 12 grams
- Spices (dried galangal, cinnamon sticks, clove, peppercorn), 35 grams
- Lemongrass Stalks (2), 27 grams
- Himalayan Salt (to taste), 1 or 2 grams
We slow cooked these ingredients over low heat for about 24 hours.
We could have dug in at the 12-hour mark, but instead, we decided to let it go on low heat for another 12 hours.
A full 24 hours is not always necessary when cooking bone broth over an open flame or on the stovetop.
- The lemongrass stalks should be smashed then cut in half.
- The galangal can be either dried or fresh – whichever is easier for you to attain.
- Add salt to taste. It may not be necessary if you have all the spices.
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