slow cooker beef bone broth

Slow Cooker Beef Bone Broth

Discover how delicious homemade slow cooker beef bone broth can be! You'll find an easy recipe, along with info on bone broth benefits.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade beef bone broth, slow cooker bone broth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 hours
Total Time 20 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 40 kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 pounds of beef bones*
  • 1 cup baby carrots (or quartered regular carrots)
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped in thirds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Place bones, carrots, and onions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and rub everything around a bit to coat.

  3. 3) Roast for 40-50 minutes total, being sure to flip everything half way through.
  4. Add the roasted bones, carrots, and onions to the crockpot. Add celery, bay leaf, apple cider vinegar, and enough water to fill your crockpot (around 10 cups).

  5. Turn slow cooker on low and let the bone broth cook for 18-24 hours.

  6. When done, turn off heat and let cool down a bit. Strain out bones and vegetables. Place bone broth in smaller containers, like a few mason jars or small glass storage dishes. Place in the fridge.

  7. When ready to enjoy, you’ll notice that the fat has solidified on top. This can simply be discarded prior to eating.

Recipe Notes


You can use a variety of mixed bones, including marrow, oxtail, shank, knuckle, etc.


Nutrition analysis:

Note that I have *not* conducted a full nutrition analysis for this, as that would require a laboratory to determine values. An estimation, based on comparisons to other bone broth nutrition facts, would be around 40 calories and 7 grams of protein per cup. This may not be accurate, though.