Bone broth in a saucepan

How to Easily Make Bone Broth in the Microwave

Bone broth has become quite popular, as it is hailed for its nutritional benefits, and can be used as a base for countless recipes including sauces, soups, and even health drinks. But let’s face it, the traditional method of simmering bones for hours on a stove can be a bit daunting. Thankfully, you can easily make it in your microwave. To do this, you’ll need beef, chicken, turkey, or even fish bones. 

The key is to use a mix of marrow and connective tissue, like feet and wings, as they provide both flavor and gelatin. If you have leftover roasted bones from a meal, like last night’s rotisserie chicken, those are perfect. If not, you can easily get them from your local butcher or grocery store.

Next, you’ll need some water, which is what extracts all the goodness from the bones. You’ll also want to add a bit of acid, like apple cider vinegar. This helps to break down the bones and release the nutrients. For extra flavor, throw in some veggies like onions, carrots, and celery. Don’t forget a few herbs and spices for that added kick. Now, let’s get to the microwave part.

How to cook your bone broth in the microwave

Bowl of vegetable soup in microwave

After gathering all your ingredients, put them in a large microwave-safe bowl. Ensure it’s big enough, as you don’t want the liquid to spill over. Fill it with enough water to cover the bones and veggies. Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap and poke a few holes in it for ventilation. Microwave on high for about 10 to 15 minutes to get everything heated up and cooking. Once done, strain out the solids, season the liquid, and voila, you’ve got yourself some homemade bone broth.

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You can use it immediately, refrigerate it for a week, or freeze it for future use. Either way, you’ll end up with a rich, flavorful broth that’s packed with nutrients. So, next time you’re thinking about making bone broth, don’t shy away from using your microwave. It’s simple, efficient, and yields delicious results.

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