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How Using Cut Bones from Grass Fed Beef Will Add Flavor to Your Recipes

March 23, 2016

Cut beef bones in skilletWhen you think of making your own bone broth, what comes to mind? For some, it’s an old-fashioned cooking skill. For others, it’s a new trend on the horizon that really isn’t new at all, but is becoming widely accepted as an easy and healthy alternative to store-bought broths and stocks.

It’s all about bone broth these days! Creating bone broth from cut 100% grass fed beef bones can be your best ingredient in the kitchen, making your favorite recipes a “cut" above the rest. Not only is bone broth dense with nutrients, offering many health benefits, but it’s relatively easy to make and adds a tremendous amount of flavor to almost any recipe (YES—including coffee!).


Why use bones from 100% grass fed cattle that are never administered hormones or antibiotics?

When cattle are raised sustainably on pastures, eating grasses and forage, they produce beef that is more nutritious and flavorful. Using beef bones from 100% grass fed cattle that is never administered antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and never fed grains produces all-natural beef and beef bones that are healthier for you and the earth.  

How are cut beef bones used?

The primary way cut grass fed beef bones are used is to make beef broth – and it’s not just broth, it’s a way of creating and adding your own flavor to a recipe. Beef broth can be used in multiple ways – from savory pasta sauces to roasting vegetables to flavorful French onion soup and even drinking it with a shot of Vodka!

Cut beef bones work best in recipes because it’s easier to extract the minerals and marrow from the bones, which reduces cooking time. If the bones aren’t cut, it’s harder to extract the marrow and get the full health benefits and added quality to your recipes.

Anytime you have a recipe that calls for broth you can use the bone broth made from grass fed cut beef bones in place of store-bought alternatives. The best part is that broth also freezes well so you can make a batch and have it on hand and ready when you need it.

Popular uses for beef broth:

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

  • Drink it hot with a squeeze of Fresh Meyer lemon – it’s even better with a shot of Vodka!

  • Add it to your favorite coffee drink for a nutritious pick-me-up!

  • Freeze it in ice cube trays. Put the frozen cubes in a Ziploc bag. Take out a couple cubes to use as the foundation for a sauce.

  • Use the beef broth to cook rice or quinoa to give it more flavor.

  • Just heat it up and drink it.

How much time and skill does it take to make the broth?

While many people like the idea of making healthy beef broth, they don’t think they have the time or the cooking skills to do so. However, if you have 30 to 45 minutes, you have time to get a batch of beef bone broth on the stove and cooking away!

Basically, you just start with bones, water, and good quality sea salt and let the stove do the work while you go about your normal day. About 3 lbs. of beef bones and 4 quarts of water will yield approximately one gallon of broth. You’ll have bone broth ready for days –  to drink, cook with or freeze for later.

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong. Bone broth is hard to mess up. Try adding your own favorite ingredient to spice things up—jalapenos, turmeric, garlic, etc. Follow a recipe or just do what tastes good!

To get started, use our tried and true bone broth recipe:

Click Here to Download Our Free Beef Broth Recipe 

Using 100% grass fed and grass finished beef bones for your favorite recipes is a great way to use the whole animal as well. As important, better beef means a better you. Start making healthy and satisfying beef broth with Western Grassfed Beef's 3lb bag of cut beef bones—shipped right to your door!


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Western Grassfed Beef, the Natural Beef label from Panorama Meats, sources cattle directly from American ranches 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.

Author:WGB Team

Topics: Diet, Cut beef bones, Recipes