Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

I’ve had my Instant Pot for a year now, and it is one of my favorite “go-to” kitchen items.  It is versatile, and easy to use, and lets me focus on other things.

One thing I’ve really come to love to make is bone broth.  And if you know me at all, I am super frugal, so if I can make a dollar stretch by using leftover bones or carcass for another meal, I am all about that.

I snagged an organic turkey for $10 after the holidays, which in my book is a pretty decent deal.  The first night we enjoyed a more traditional meal of roasted turkey, and veggies.  But I knew I was going to throw it in the Instant Pot the next night!

I break up the carcass as much as I need to to make it fit, since I am straining it afterwards I’m not too concerned about sharp bits. And then I like to keep it simple, an onion, a couple of whole carrots snapped as needed to make it fit, some celery, salt, pepper, and this time I had fresh thyme so I added that too.  Fill it with water to the fill line and that is it!

I set it to manual for 180 minutes, close the valve, and let it do it’s thing.  The broth is great for sipping, soups, or any other meal that calls for broth.  I usually use half right away and freeze half for later.

I am not a fan of mushy, leached vegetables, but the girls love it, so we give them the carrots and onions as a warm scrap treat.  

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