Instant Pot Bone Broth

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Making bone broth usually takes hours of simmering, but it’s much less time consuming yet easy to cook with the Instant Pot!

This Instant Pot Bone Broth is excellent for making beef barley soup or beef stew or Asian style beef noodle soup. Using homemade broth takes any soup or stew to the next level!

It adds so much flavor to whatever you’re making without being overly salty, which many store-bought broth brands can be. Besides adding to recipes, bone broth is delicious to sip on its own!

What are the Health Benefits?

This Instant Pot bone broth is rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s great for your immune system, so I like to drink it in the wintertime to avoid getting sick, or whenever I feel a cold coming on.

It’s also great for digestion, and it’s full of natural collagen, which is very good for your skin. And these are only some of the many health benefits!

Where Can I Buy Meat Bones?

You have a couple of options here. Many butcher shops sell meat bones specifically for making broth or stock. Some types of bones work better than others for making broth, so be sure to ask your local butcher.

You can also use bones you have on hand from bone-in cuts of meat, such as bone-in ribeye steaks or whole chicken carcasses. These are great for making stock because they usually have some leftover meat stuck to the bones which will only add to the flavor and viscosity of the broth!

So next time you roast a whole chicken, turkey, or rib roast, don’t throw away those bones! Get the most bang for your buck by using the bones for this bone broth recipe before discarding.

How Long is Bone Broth Good for?

You can cook this Instant Pot Bone Broth recipe in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If storing longer than that, it also freezes well!

So feel free to freeze it for up to 2 months.

Here’s a tip: freeze the broth in individual sized containers to easily defrost just a little bit at a time. Many recipes call for broth by the cup, so I like to freeze it in 1 cup increments and label the containers with the quantity.

Another trick is freezing it in an ice cube tray. This allows for popping out cubes of broth one by one, great for those times when you only need a few tablespoons.

Can I Substitute Ground Coriander?

Whole spices work better than ground spices in broths to help it remain clear and not cloudy. If you don’t have whole coriander, you can substitute whole black peppercorns. It will impart a slightly different flavor, but it’s common to use peppercorns in making broth.

Do I Need to Peel the Carrots?

Nope! Since everything gets strained out in this recipe, you don’t have to worry about peeling anything—even the onion skin can stay on!

And the chopping can be really rough too. Feel free to cut the produce into quarters or large chunks and that should do the trick.

Can I Cut this Recipe in Half?

If you want to make a half quantity because you have a smaller pressure cooker, go for it! I recommend making the full batch if you can since it stores well in the freezer and you will find so many uses for it.

Instant Pot Bone Broth
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bone Broth, meat bones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 lb meat bones
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
Instructions
  • Add bones in the instant pot.
  • Further add vegetables, apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, coriander seeds, and salt.
  • Fill instant pot with water to maximum water level line.
  • Place your sealing ring on the lid and lock the lid.
  • Set steam release to sealing position.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 120 minutes, release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Open the lid of the instant pot and strain the broth.
  • Remove fats with spoon and enjoy.
Nutrition
Calories: 22kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 429mg Potassium: 143mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 3459IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 34mg Iron: 1mg

 

Instant Pot Bone Broth
5 from 5 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bone Broth, meat bones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 lb meat bones
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 cup water
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
Instructions
  • Add bones in the Instant Pot.
  • Add vegetables, apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, coriander seeds and salt.
  • Fill the Instant Pot with water to the maximum water level line.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 120 minutes.
  • Once done, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid and strain the broth.
  • Remove fats with spoon and enjoy.
Nutrition
Calories: 21kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 429mg Potassium: 137mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 3457IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 30mg Iron: 1mg

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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot Bone Broth

  1. Not sure what you mean by “wait” for a quick release? should we wait for a natural release? or do a quick release?

    1. at the top of the recipe where it says servings, you can put a number in there and it will adjust the recipe. I’m assuming these recipes are for a large pot, 6qt is my guess. My pot is smaller as well, so I usually half the recipes.

    1. Yes, it freezes very well! Please see tips on how to freeze in the article above, under the heading “How Long is Bone Broth Good for?”

  2. I cannot find organic beef bones in my area. Is it true that non-organic bones will not provide the necessary heath benefit?

    1. Non-organic bones will still provide a lot of the same health benefits, but it is true that organic bones offer MORE health benefits. I think it’s still worth making though! And if you do find organic bones, stock up and freeze them!

  3. wondering how it would be to make the broth in the Instant pot but for a much longer time..like overnite. then i can finish in the morning ? I have can only do very little in a day. everytime i go to make broth by the time it is cooked and natural release I am too exhausted to let it cool and store it. that part ends up needing to be done the next day. I am still not clear on how to let it cool ? could that just be overnite in the fridge? thank you

    1. There’s no need to cook it overnight. I would recommend on day 1 completing all the prep– chopping all of the vegetables. Then on the next day, you’ll just need to add everything to the pot, cook for 120 minutes, let cool at room temp first and then transfer it to the refrigerator.

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