Beef-bone broth has become all the rage in recent years, due to the popularity of the Paleo diet, one that promotes eating lots of meat as well as this type of rich, nourishing broth. It is said to have all kinds of health benefits, since it’s rich in protein, gelatin, and anti-oxidants.
You can sip it as a protein-rich snack or meal all on its own or you can strain the broth, discard all the vegetables (the meat should be tender and still full of flavor), and use it as a base for any meat soup. For drinking the broth on its own, cook it for the full 3 hours. If you are using it as a base for other soups, simmer it for 1 to 1-1/2 hours to avoid overcooking the meat, which you’ll be adding to the soup.
Excerpted from Soup Swap by Kathy Gunst, Published by Chronicle Books LLC. Text ©2016 by Kathy Gunst. Photographs by Yvonne Duivenvoorden, ©2016 by Chronicle Books LLC.
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