Take your recipe to the next level by using homemade broth. And the most healthy one is Chicken and Beef Bone Broth, packed with minerals and gelatin.
It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Elizabeth from The Lawyer’s Cookbook and she challenged us to travel back to our childhood and watch Lady and the Tramp which inspired me to cook with bones, a first!
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated film produced by Walt Disney. Set in 1909, the film tells the story of a female Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family who meets a male stray mutt named Tramp. Despite their different background romance blooms through a series of adventures.
I have so much to say about the recipe I will keep my comments on the movie short this time. I had not seen this movie since childhood. It was never my favorite movie I have to admit but it was cute watching it again. This film came out way before I was born so it was a bit odd watching the extreme early century ‘wholesome values’ this film serves up. Maybe I am just too modern. I could not help chuckle at the end when Tramp gets ‘collared‘ by settling down and having pups.
The food plays a greater role than I recalled but not a massive one. There were a few rats in the movie so making ratatouille came to mind. Tramp spend one morning deciding where to have breakfast: Bernie’s Grill, Francois pastries or Tony’s Italian. We see a plate of wiener schnitzel and the movie is famous for the meatball and spaghetti scene. But I chose my inspiration from a dog’s favorite meal: bones.
I admit I am guilty of throwing out bones and carcasses normally. I have never bothered much with making my own broth till now. It seemed like too much trouble for just one person. But that all changed when I went looking for a Chicken and Beef Bone Broth recipe and read about all the health benefits, particularly for someone with acid reflux problems.
So the first article I come across in my search mentions the (unfortunately) magical word: acid reflux. I briefly said once before but I recently found out I have GERD, a form of acid reflux condition. For almost a year I was on a medication but I found out this prescription depletes you of magnesium or being able to absorb it. Since I found this out I have managed to get off this medication and I have done a few changes in my diet to help and heal my gut naturally.
The magic of Bone Broth! They are packed with healing minerals and gelatin, both important in healing the lining of the gut, building strong bones, strengthening the immune system, help connective tissues, can improve brain health, remineralize teeth, and so much more.
And normally you see a chicken bone broth recipe separate from a beef bone broth recipe, but I bent the rules and used both types of bones in one broth. Crazy as I always am! I was amazed also by how economical and bountiful this recipe is. I had all the meat from the chicken for another recipe. I maximized every nutrient out of my veggies by using them twice. And do not dare to throw out that bone marrow that you scooped out of the bones. It is a treat to spread on toast and it is so healthy for you.
I got 7 cups out the recipe so I plan on having a cup a day this week and will write a Follow your Gut series. Actually I am challenging myself to have a cup a day for 1 month to see if my gut improves. I also made Pork Bone Bone, Lamb Bone Broth and Fish Bone Broth. You can drink it warmed up or use it in a recipe. It is delicious as is by the way and you will be surprised by its the sweetness due to the veggies caramelizing.
Chicken Beef Bone Broth
- 1 chicken
- 1 onion
- 2-3 carrots
- 3-4 celery ribs
- 2 small beef bones
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- salt to taste
- Place vegetables in a slow cooker and put chicken on top breast down. Fill with water halfway up the chicken. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove the chicken from slow cooker. Take the chicken apart, reserve meat and skin for another dish. Leave 1st broth and bones to cool.
- Roast the beef bones for 20 minutes in an oven preheated at 400F. Spoon marrow out.
- Add chicken and beef bones, 1st broth, vegetables and the apple cider vinegar to the slow cooker and add water to cover the bones by about an inch.
- Let the mixture sit for 30-60 minutes without turning on the heat. Leaving the mixture sit while cool will permit the vinegar to extract the minerals from the bones.
- Simmer in the slow cooker on low for 24 to 36 hours. Top with water if too much evaporates.
- Strain the broth and salt to taste (I only used 3/4 tsp). Let it cool in the fridge and skim the fat off the top once hardened. Your broth is ready.
Amazing information. i have been having GERD problems and I will have to try this.
Good luck and my pleasure Joan!
Mixed bones? Why not? The broth looks really tasty. I hope it will be of great help to you. 🙂
He he, call me crazy mixing my bones! I did help when I did it, part of a regimen that fixed the issue.
I’ve never made my own beef broth, my certainly want to now! What a fantastic inspiration from the movie!
I love the bones inspiration Evelyne, and bone broth is such a big trend right now. I do hope it helps your digestion too. 😉
Great minds Evelyne…I hope the broth helps your GERDS. That is a miserable affliction.
Great how-to and interesting tips. I think we all are guilt of throwing out food that we could continue to utilize.
Lovely broth,I have to try this for my hubby
It looks like a great broth, and since it’s snowing here right now, it looks like something warm and inviting — something I’d love.
I love the color of this broth. And you know, you’re inspiring me to stop letting bones go to waste.
Just pop them in the freezer till you are ready to make broth
There is nothing quite like a deep, rich homemade bone broth – and yours looks absolutely perfect. Such a great inspiration from the flick, too!
You guys are really making me re-think being a vegetarian. That looks so good.
LOL best comment I think Kimberly
I have never mixed bones…why not?!? What a great recipe. Would love to hear how the broth helps your gut.
I was hesitant to mix but why not indeed!
A great kitchen staple and easy to execute too!
INdeed it is not hard at all, slow cooker does all the work.
I love chicken broth, and if it’s made from scratch like this one then I could easily die for it! 🙂
They are the best and so good fresh
I used to make home made chicken stock years ago. That is always the tastiest and healthiest as you mentioned. Thank you for the inspiration…I’ll have to give it a go now. The beef bone should be making it so much more delicious. Just fabulous!
I hope you do get back into making them 🙂
I love making broth from scratch too but takes time and I guess I am just too lazy. Love , love fresh home made stocks. Looks amazingly delicious!
Homemade stocks make a huge difference, and not as much effort as we think 🙂
Have never tried a home made broth/ stock and I am sure this does wonders to the dish.
Totally great on their own or to use in recipes for sure
Now that is one rich looking stock! I’ve always thought that beef bones made the best stock, but have never added chicken.
Beef are a great choice but it was fun to mix them up.
I can only imagine how this broth must taste…look awesome Evelyne!
Have a wonderful week 🙂
Thank you Juliana, it does taste great!
i just love broth and I can’t believe I haven’t made any in awhile. This looks so decadent to me
I hope you make some, great fro cooler weather
The more bones the better. We always add bones to our soups and stocks. The flavors are so yummy.
Bones really make a difference don’t they
I always say to myself that I must make my own beef broth but it seems that something always come up and i don’t. I totally admire you for making broth from scratch. It is neither easy, nor quick to do it!
Thanks you Katerina. It does take time but it is super easy, the slow cooker does it all. Put it on 10 hours and just reset it 3 times. Totally fine to do on workdays too.
What a wonderful recipe Eve! And I can imagine how delicious and health giving this broth is too 😀
Thanks Lorraine 🙂 it is super flavorful.
You’ll have to post back on the results of your broth challenge. I’ve been taking Pepcid this past week—and I knew it wasn’t good for bone health. Interesting claims on the benefits of broth–I typically just grab the boxes from the market, but I may need to whip up a couple batches myself 🙂
I will Liz, with all my other tips and things I tried. And yes give the recipe a try!
G’day and wow Evelyn! Congrats and well done indeed!
One of my fave nostalgic movies is Lady and the Tramp!
Hope you will be joining Food n Flix next month as I will be debut hosting!
Salut Joanne, thank you for the comment and yes looking forward to you hosting next month 😀
Wow, this looks really good… and very interesting about the possible acid reflux benefits. Those chicken bones sure get crumbly, amazing!
Please do a follow up on how your broth for a month test goes, I’m sure I’m not the only one that is very curious to know how affects you. 🙂
Thanks Karen! I will need encouragement from close friends to keep me on my broth challenge (hint hint) and I was thinking I should do a post with all the natural initiatives I have taken.
Respect! You made broth from scratch. It must be extremely fresh and tasty.
Thank you Angie for your comment, yes it is delicious