We are so excited to be sharing a bone broth recipe on the blog. This one is a Turkey Bone Broth Recipe from October 2019 Featured Chef Sarah Cook.
Homemade Turkey Bone Broth is an amazing way to use up every last bit of your roasted turkey. Learning how to make turkey bone broth is a very simple, sustainable, and affordable process! This recipe includes tips for freezing your delicious stock.
Turkey Bone Broth Recipe
Recipe By: Sarah Cook, Sustainable Cooks
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Hours
USWM Shopping List: Whole Turkey (use leftover carcass for broth)
- 1 turkey carcass
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 3 bay leaves
- 5 cups veggie scraps carrots, onions, and celery (5 cups total, not of each veggie)
- water to cover
- Place all ingredients in the largest stockpot you have. You may need to break down the carcass to get everything to fit. Add your herbs and veggies.
- Slowly add water until it reaches about 2 inches from the top of your pot. Pro tip: the amount of water will vary depending on the size of your stockpot.
- Bring it to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cover with the lid, but set it slightly ajar.
- Allow the bone broth to simmer for 12 to 24 hours.
- Strain the bone broth through a colander.
- Using a canning funnel, fill jars or storage containers. Leave 1 inch of headspace which is the space between the top of the bone broth and the top of the jar.
Instant Pot Instructions
- Add everything to the Instant Pot insert.
- Fill with water to the “max fill” line. Flip the steam release handle to “sealing”.
- Press manual>high pressure>120 minutes
- When it has finished cooking allow it to do a natural release. Given the volume of the liquid in the pot, it may take 30-60 minutes to fully depressurize.
- Follow instructions 5-6 above.
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. You may need to break down the carcass to get everything to fit. Add your herbs and veggies.
- Slowly add water until it reaches about 2 inches from the top of your crock. Pro tip: the amount of water will vary depending on the size of your slow cooker.
- Cover with the lid and cook on low for 12-18 hours.
- Follow instructions 5-6 in Stovetop Turkey Bone Broth.
Pro Tips/Recipe Notes
- If you are going to freeze the broth, use only wide-mouth canning jars and leave 1 inch of headspace to allow for the liquid to expand while it freezes. To prevent cracking, make sure the broth has cooled before placing it in the freezer.
- The fat that you skim off the cooled bone broth can be used for cooking or roasting veggies. You can also discard it.
- Store for up to five days in the fridge or six months in the freezer.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you will now know just what to do with your left over roasted turkey. If you try it, let us know with #uswellnessmeats. Special thanks to Sarah for providing this delicious recipe.
Sarah serves up sustainable, family-friendly recipes on her blog, Sustainable Cooks. She is passionate about her family, gardening, cooking from scratch, and organizing the pantry. Armed with a crazy fun sense of humor, Sarah will not only teach you how to make a delicious recipe, but you will definitely have fun while doing it. Want to learn more about Sarah? Visit her Featured Chef page.