This post will be a record of quarts of beef broth canned this year + our recipe.
Since we just took some beef to the butcher shop, we are using up the beef bones in our freezers before we get more from this batch. Been trying to wait for some cooler days for this, but they seem to be few & far between this season…
We usually do 4 roasters full of broth stretched over 2 days. Here’s our recipe per roaster:
12# meaty bones
12 Celery stalks
We brown the bones by lining the roaster with them, & placing the next 3 items on top. Place lid on roaster & roast for 1 hour at 450 degrees – flipping bones halfway through.
[UPDATED 2-5-19: I NO LONGER FLIP THE BONES…MAINLY BECAUSE IT IS MESSY, AND IT TURNS OUT FINE WITHOUT FLIPPING.😉]
Turn off heat.
9 unpeeled & crushed garlic cloves
1T coarse sea salt
1c raw apple cider vinegar
Cold water to fill roaster to top
Let sit for 30 minutes (no lid).
Add lid and bring to boil on high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to keep it at a low simmer. We let it simmer 18 hours or so. (May need to add more water periodically to keep it full.)
Allow it to cool for a bit. Strain it. What’s left is a beautiful, healthy, broth! 🙂
We place the broth in large bowls with lids & let them sit a day or two in the fridge. By then, the fat has solidified on top, and it’s easy to remove the fat layer & begin pressure canning the broth.
Our yield is about 9 quarts per roaster.
[UPDATED 2-5-19: MY 18Q ROASTER FINALLY DIED THIS YEAR, AND WE UPGRADED TO A 22Q ROASTER. BROTH IS STILL GELATENOUS KEEPING THE RECIPE THE SAME, AND YIELD INCREASED TO 11Q]
6-30-12 canned 41 quarts