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How to Make Keto Bone Broth with Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices

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Bone Broth has become an essential recipe in many kitchens. I have shared different ways of making bone broth with you, but I have not yet made a Keto bone broth, which many of you have requested.

So today, I thought I would share a bone broth recipe that is perfect for those who follow the Keto Diet. Plus, this version has added anti-inflammatory herbs and spices for extra benefits to help those following any diet!

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Using a Fat Separator

Mary using the Fat Separator device to decant bone broth.
Use the Fat Separator device to decant your bone broth.

In my video, I talk about how you can refrigerate your bone broth to have the fat congeal at the top. You can also use the Fat Separator device. It’s a handy way to quickly separate the fat from your bone broth when you decant it into your storage containers.

Watch my How to Make Turkey Bone Broth in the Slow Cooker video to see how easy it is to use a Fat Separator.

Best Vegetables for Keto

While you’re planning for your bone broth, be sure to watch my Best Vegetables for Keto video to pick the optimal ingredients for your broth.

Mary holding vegetables for Keto Bone Broth.
Watch the Best Vegetables for Keto Bone Broth Video

More Keto Recipes

Here are more Keto recipes for you to try, including a popular Keto powdered coffee creamer recipe that you’ll love.

More Bone Broth Recipes

After you’ve learned how to make bone broth for Keto, learn about other ways to make bone broth, the importance of a gelatinous bone broth, and get printable recipes to add to your Kitchen Journal.

Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

If you have an Instant Pot, I’ll show you how you can easily make beef or chicken bone broth, and I’ll show you how to clean your Instant Pot—The Right Way!

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Keto Bone Broth with Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 12 hours
Total: 13 hours
Yield: 8 Quarts
This version of beef bone broth uses vegetables that are low in carbohydrates to make it suitable for those who follow the Keto Diet. This recipe is well adapted for the slow cooker or a stockpot.


  • 5 pounds Beef bones a mix of marrow bones, neck bones, and oxtails
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar or 1 cup wine or fortified wine, if allowed on diet
  • 6 leaves Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 bunch Green onions chopped
  • 4 stalks Celery chopped
  • 1 cup Dried shitake mushrooms
  • Fresh herbs small handful; if using dried, start with no more than a teaspoon.
  • 1 cup Fresh ginger chopped; if organic, leave unpeeled; otherwise, peel.
  • 1 cup Fresh turmeric* chopped; if organic, leave unpeeled; otherwise, peel.
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Filtered water


  • Place marrow bones in a 10-quart** slow cooker and cover with filtered water. Add vinegar. Allow marrow bones to soak in acidulated water for 1 hour.
  • Place the oxtails and neck bones on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 425°F until well browned, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Once the oxtails and neck bones are browned, add them to the slow cooker. Deglaze the baking sheet with filtered water and add it to the slow cooker.
  • Turn the slow cooker to high and bring the water up to a boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, turn the slow down to "keep warm". When it comes down to the "keep warm" temperature, it should register 180°F. (You can check this by inserting a cooking thermometer into the liquid.) This is the perfect temperature at which to make bone broth. If you are doing this on the stovetop in a stockpot, turn the heat down to the lowest setting.
  • Skim any foam that floats to the top of the liquid.
  • To the slow cooker, add all of the remaining ingredients. Add additional water to cover.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and simmer on the "keep warm" setting for 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, turn off the heat and remove the bones and all the other ingredients from the broth. Do not discard the bones. They can be used to make a second batch of bone broth. If you are not going to make a new batch of bone broth immediately, the bones can be wrapped well and refrigerated for 2-3 days or frozen for 2-3 months.
  • Strain the broth through a lined colander or strainer (you can line it with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel) into a bowl. Refrigerate. The next day, the fat that has risen to the top of the bowl and solidified may be removed and saved to use for frying. The broth should be quite gelatinous and can be gently warmed on the stovetop and consumed as a beverage or used as a base for soups, sauces, or gravies.
  • The broth will stay fresh refrigerated for 2-3 days or 2-3 months if frozen. If the solidified fat is left intact on top of the refrigerated broth, it can create somewhat of an airtight seal and will keep the broth fresh for about one week.



*In place of the fresh ginger and turmeric, you can use 1 teaspoon dry of each.
**If you use an 8-quart slow cooker, decrease the bones to 4 pounds. If you use a 6-quart slow cooker, decrease the bones to 3 pounds. Instead of a slow cooker, you can make this bone broth recipe on the stovetop in a stockpot.
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Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Beef Bone Broth, Bone Broth, Keto Beef Bone Broth, Keto Bone Broth
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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and I am so happy to hear that you want to make kraut! Have you seen my playlist all about making different fermented vegetables? You can look through it here: I think you will enjoy these videos.

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  2. I didn’t see you instructions for tumeric powder so I googled how to sub powder for fresh it said 1 cup fresh would be 1/3 cup of powder, so I added 1/3 cup. Did I mess up will it be ok?

    1. Hi Alisa,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I think it will be OK since turmeric doesn’t have a very strong taste. However, if it is too strong, you can always dilute your broth. Hope this helps.

      Love, Mary

  3. Great article, Everything explained very well, I wonder how much time do you have done the Keto diet?
    Thanks for such an amzing post.

    1. Hi Weva, I don’t follow an exclusive Keto diet, I just incorporate some of the recipes into my regular diet because they go hand in hand with a traditional foods way of eating. Love, Mary

  4. Ah! What a timely post. I’ve been reading about keto diet in the last few weeks. Thanks for sharing this great info. Page bookmarked.

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