I’ve been dying to share this recipe with you guys. It’s another one of those dump-and-go pressure cooker ‘dishes’ that will save you in a pinch! Not only is it simple, and delicious, it’s so good for you too! You’ll be making Pressure Cooker Bone Broth with all your poultry/meat bones!
Remember back when we shared my favorite pressure cooker dish with you guys? It was this Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans. Even back then, I told you guys to save the chicken bones in prep for this pressure cooker bone broth recipe. You definitely won’t regret doing so!
While bone broth has been around for ages, it’s just catching the attention of many millennials and health fanatics. In jest, there’s no huge difference between bone broth and your normal broths and stocks. The catch is really the cooking time.
Traditional stocks and broths are made from seasonings, vegetables, and bones as well. But the longer cook time of bone broth helps to bring more flavor and goodness to a rather mundane “soup”. The end result of a great bone broth is a flavorful, gelatinous liquid, thickened with cartilage and marrow.
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A great homemade bone broth will put any canned stock to shame when comparing flavors. And honestly, despite the health benefits that come with homemade broth, the outcome is to die for. On a cold winter day, a cup of this pressure cooker bone broth is so soothing to the soul!
Just like most other dishes, you can make bone broth on the stove, in a crock pot, or in a pressure cooker. My favorite way is in the pressure cooker because I am able to impart delicate and delicious flavors in minimal time. You can also use any bones that you have on hand and use the same methods.
Basically, throw any bones and leftover meat pieces that you have into the pressure cooker with a quartered/chopped onion. (I save all bones from any meats we cook and throw them into a freezer-safe bag and into the freezer.) Next, add the celery, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, and cover completely with water.
There’s a lot of ‘talk’ when it comes to how long you should cook a bone broth in the pressure cooker. In my opinion, the longer you cook it the better it can be. But if you’re really in a time crunch, just make sure that you cook it for at least 3 hours.
Once the broth is finished, you’ll strain it through a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth and completely cool. I save my broth in different sized jars and always have one in my icebox for soups and stews. I know a lot of people who like to store in ice cube trays for single serving portions as well!
A more delicious alternative to the traditional stocks and broths, but this isn't your mama's recipe!
- 2 lbs bones your choice
- 6-8 cups water enough to cover completely
- 2 medium carrots chopped
- 1 large onion quartered
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 4 cloves garlic peeled
- 1 tbs salt
- 1 tbs pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne
Toss bones and all ingredients except water into your pot.
Add enough water to completely cover all ingredients, stir.
Close and lock lid.
Cook on HI Pressure for at least 3 hours. But you can cook a bone broth for up to 8, even in the pressure cooker!
Let pressure cooker perform a natural release.
When pressure is completely released, open pot and strain liquid using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
Enjoy in single serving portions, or in soups or stews!
You’ll know you have the perfect bone broth when it jells in the fridge or freezer. At this point, it also makes it pretty easy to skim the fat off of the top too.
We want to know, have you made your own bone broth? How does it stack up to our recipe? How long do you cook it?
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