Bone broth is so good for you in so many ways. Often referred to “Jewish penicillin”, making broth or stock is a quick and easy way to add healthy benefits to your diet. the health benefits of bone broth include
- healing to your gut, providing minerals and vitamins
- cartilage from the bones can help soothe aching joints.
- it may help with weight loss
- it’s protein sparing, meaning that it can be added to soups, stews and more and less meat needs to be used for the same nutritional benefits.
All you need to make bone broth is:
- a crockpot
- some veggies like carrots, celery, onions and garlic
and you are on your way to having all the bone broth you could drink.
However, making lots of bone broth can take up a lot of room in your fridge.
With all that I have going on in my fridge, I don’t have a lot of extra space to give up. I needed another way to have bone broth on hand at all times, yet still have the room in my fridge. So, I decided to try and dehydrate the broth and see how that works. Here is what I came up with.
To make bone broth into dehydrated boullion:
- Start with liquid broth. You can use beef, chicken, fish, or vegetable broth. I have about 2 gallons in this pot here.
- Bring it to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer to keep the water boiling off. This process took about 6 hours to do for me.
- Carefully pour the broth on to the dehydrator sheets.
- Place in the dehydrator at 135°-140°. This is the longest part of the whole process.
- After 24-48 hours, you should be able to lift the broth off the sheet all in one piece.
- Flip this over and place back in the dehydrator for another 24-48 hours.
- When your broth looks clearish, and is easily breakable, it’s done.
We use the Excalibur dehydrator for just about everything around here and it was a very worthwhile investment. The sheets are amazing in that you can dehydrate more liquidy stuff like broth.
This took me a total of 4 full days in the dehydrator to complete. But, patience is a virtue, right? Once it reaches this point, place in a blender, food processor, or even coffee grinder. Blend up until a powder.
You’ll see how much of the broth is just water, as it turns really dark and thick.
It’s almost a taffy consistency at this point, but still very liquidy in motion. If you were to taste this, it would be like concentrated heaven. Trust me on this.
To use this dehydrated bone broth, add 1 Tablespoon to 8 ounces boiling water. It’s great for traveling, camping, and being able to add your bone broth on the go! What are some ways YOU would add bone broth to your diet? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.