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Beef Stew Made Easy.
So many times, after a dinner of roasted whole chicken or a t-bone steak, we’ve made the mistake of throwing out the animal bones, when we could have made some delicious bone broth! Not to mention the delicious treat that is sucking some marrow out of a giant bone after cooking it.
Eating bone marrow has so many benefits:
- Aids in joint health – bones are full of protein in the form collagen. Collagen is also found in tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. It’s broken down while cooking into another protein called gelatin. The same gelatin that’s found Jell-O! When cooled, will give foods like bone broth and gelatinous consistency.
- Gelatin has benefits of its own! Many people have reported that it aids in weight loss and plateaus, brain function, digestion, joint pain, bone health, sleep, appetite suppression. When boiled, gelatin can also help reduce joint inflammation and pain
- Full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese)
- Helps promote a healthy digestive tract by sealing liquids to help absorption and fighting inflammation
Read more about bone marrow and why drinking bone broth could be beneficial for you!
The easiest way to get these amazing benefits is to eat that bone marrow! Don’t throw away those bones, you can do two of our favorite things: make bone broth of beef stew! To make bone broth, we suggest using small bones with bone marrow too small to see or savor. You can extract that marrow, small as it may be, and some of the nutrients inside the bones themselves by boiling them in delicious broth with vegetables and spices. If done right, you’ll notice that when chilled overnight in the refrigerator, the top of the broth will actually turn to jelly! The gelatin extracted from the bones solidifies and turns solid to the touch, just like Jell-O. This is a sign of a good bone broth! You can then use this broth as a starter for other soups, like our beef stew. Some people enjoy a cup of warm bone broth as a treat. It’s full of electrolytes and great for helping that nasty keto flu some people suffer through.
Or, if you prefer a more hearty meal that will satisfy for days, you can make some of our easy beef stew! All you need is some organic beef shank; that means bone in, leg cuts of beef. The easiest method we have is to simmer those shanks with veggies and spices for at least 3 hours and enjoy for days!
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