Making bone broth usually takes hours of simmering, but it’s much less time consuming yet easy to cook with the Instant Pot!
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!
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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
- 2 ½ lb meat bones
- 2 carrots chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 onion halved
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 8 cup water
- 2 bay leafs
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 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.
- Serve or place in a jar and save for later 🙂