Don’t throw away that turkey carcass this Thanksgiving. Once you carve that turkey clean, drop the bones into your crockpot, or Instant Pot and make a beautiful Turkey Bone Broth. Bone broth is a perfect road to anti inflammatory health! It not only helps reduce inflammation in the body, but helps to heal digestion, can reduce joint pain, and is nourishing to your gut. Drink a cup or two of this a day to get the ample benefits of the broth. Or make my Turkey Wild Rice Soup with the bone broth as your stock base. You will have a warm body, mind and soul!
Thanksgiving Turkey Bone Broth Recipe
1 package of chicken feet (I find these in the freezer section of my co-op)
1 turkey carcass
14 cups of water, or up to about 1″ from the top of the crockpot
4 carrots -peeled and cut into chunks
2 onions – quartered
8-10 slices of ginger root
4 cloves of garlic
Redmonds Real Salt and pepper to taste
Place bones in the bottom of a large crock pot. Cover with water (be sure that the bones are covered with water, add more if needed). Add all vegis, salt and pepper. Cover slow cooker, and set on low for 8 to 15 hours. By cooking it on low you keep the skum to a minimum. But you may have to skim it once in a while.
When the bone broth is finished, remove all bones and vegis and discard. I like to use a spider strainer to remove the bones and vegis. Then strain the broth through cheese cloth or a fine stainless steel strainer, to filter the tiny bones and the bits. Discard all the small bits. Chill broth in the fridge, or freeze in quart sized containers. When chilled, the broth will be jelly like. Once chilled there may be a layer of fat, you can easily chip this off and discard.
Warm up 8oz or so at a time and drink. Or use this as you would any other stock. Add to soups, saute’d vegis, or grains. Use your imagination
and add it to whatever you are cooking!
Bone broth has amazing immunity boosting properties. It also has healing minerals like calcium, glutamine, magnesium and collagen which promote a stronger immune system, heals leaky gut, improves digestion, fosters sleep, reduces inflammation and improves joint health!
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