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6 Creative Ways to Incorporate Beef Bone Broth into Your Diet

November 08, 2016

Have you heard about the amazing benefits bone broth can bring to your diet, but still have some questions about how to make that happen? There are so many ways to incorporate this amazing food into your daily routine. The benefits are amazing, especially when using broth made with 100% grass fed and finished beef bones that are packed with protein and rich natural flavor.

100% Beef Bone Broth is not only healthy and tasty, but we think it can be easy too! To help you add it to your everyday diet, we’ve compiled a list of creative ways to start doing just that.


Just heat and drink! 

hot coffee-with bone brothSome people enjoy a hot cup of coffee each morning, others enjoy a hot cup of hearty beef bone broth and all its successive benefits. This
is one the quickest and simplest way to enjoy the rich flavor and benefits of bone broth, simply heat and drink. You can either pour into a mug and microwave, or pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Then pour into a mug and sip away for a nutritious pick-me-up.

For the coffee and bone broth enthusiasts, mix both together. This will surely kick start and energize your day!


Make a broth cocktail.

While we’re on the subject of drinking beef bone broth… For an extra kick, add a shot of vodka (or any spirit of choice) to your hot bone broth and a squeeze of fresh Meyer lemon.

Or for a more complex broth cocktail recipe, try this twist on the bloody Mary—the Bloody Bull taken from the Huffington Post’s articleHow To Make Stocktails, Cocktails Made Out Of Broth That Are Actually Delicious”:

lemon slicedHere’s how to make it.

Cocktail  Serves 1

2 dashes celery bitters

4 dashes Tabasco sauce

1 dash freshly squeezed orange juice

Pinch of black pepper

1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard

2 ounces beef stock

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces Sacramento tomato juice



Orange peel

Whole cloves

Place the celery bitters, Tabasco, orange juice, black pepper, mustard, stock, vodka and tomato juice in a mixing glass. Shake until your ingredients are well combined, Fill a goblet with ice and pour in the cocktail.

For garnish, use a vegetable peeler to create a 1-inch-wide by 3-inch long slice or orange peel (or as close as you can get). Push the pointy end of a clove into the peel, just until it sticks in the skin, about every 1/4 inch or so. Hang the peel over the rim of your glass.

[Read the full article on the Huffington Post]


You can also try the bone broth with just a squeeze of lemon, but where’s the fun in that?

Whether you spike your bone broth or not, have some fun with it. Play around with mixing different spices, seasonings, and sauces. And for that extra touch, serve in a clear glass and garnish your beverage. Then enjoy the dynamic flavors and the many benefits of bone broth!


Use it as a foundation for any recipe that calls for broth or stock.

Beef_StewMost soup and stew recipes call for some sort of broth. As an alternative to the broth you’ve always been using, you could try a beef bone broth for an extra depth of flavor and nourishment. We just happen to have this Paleo Beef Stew recipe for you to try, the perfect comfort food that is delicious and healthy. The recipe combines our Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat, chopped vegetables, an array of seasonings and minced garlic, robust red wine, and not to forget, beef bone broth. A stew with a beef bone broth base will warm you up and keep you full!

Extra tip: If you make your own beef bone broth, try this clever way for you to store your broth for long keeping. First, pour the broth into ice cube trays and freeze. Then pop the cubes into a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When needed, take out a couple cubes to use as the foundation for any stew or sauce.

Use beef bone broth as a water substitute when cooking.

Bone broth is dense with nutrients, offering many health benefits, and as a bonus, it adds a tremendous amount of flavor to almost any recipe. It’s extremely easy to add bone broth as a water substitute to many common foods.

quinoa-with bone broth.jpgHere’s a few easy ways to incorporate beef bone broth instead of water:

Cook rice or quinoa with it

Steam your vegetables with it

Sauté your vegetables and meats with it

Add to homemade refried beans         

 Mix with your holiday stuffing

Boil pasta with it

Extra tip: Don’t just boil your pasta with bone broth and dump the broth, but try it in any one of these 21 simple one-pot pasta dishes. The broth becomes part of the sauce! YUM


Use beef bone broth as a dairy substitute in popular dishes.

For those who are dairy-free, subbing milk, cream, or cheese for bone broth is an especially beneficial solution. Beef bone broth can be incorporated into almost any recipe, and the possibilities of using it as a substitute seem endless!

Here’s some ways you can try using bone broth in place of dairy:

Mashed Potatoes.jpgMix it in mashed potatoes

Mix it in gravy recipes

Mix it in creamy or cheesy sauces (or soups)

Add to scrambled eggs or other egg dishes

Add to smoothies instead of milk or yogurt


Extra tip: If you are not completely dairy free, you can use half bone broth and half milk or cream in any of these foods.


Mix bone broth with pureed baby food.

Do you have little ones and like to make your own pureed baby food? One way to jazz up your baby’s pureed food is with beef bone broth. Add the broth in place of water to dilute the puree. This adds flavor variety and extra nutrients for your growing baby!

Here’s a quick puree recipe adapted from the Picky Eater blog:

pureed baby food-green

2 lbs organic frozen peas (also try peas and carrots)

8oz beef bone broth


Steam your peas for 3-5 minutes. Once the peas are green and soft, pour them into a blender and add 8oz beef bone broth. Puree until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze. Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.


Now that you have a variety of creative ideas to incorporate beef broth into your diet, it’s time to give it a try! 


Western Grassfed Beef, the Natural Beef label from Panorama Meats, works directly with U.S. family ranchers throughout the West and Midwest. All cattle are born and raised on open pasture and are fed a diet of grasses and range forage. Our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is humanely raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, and always raised on pastures. We believe in supporting our rancher's way of life and in raising cattle the right way.


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Author:WGB Team

Topics: Recipes, Beef Bone Broth