How to Cook Marrow Bones Intro
Today’s article will cover how to cook marrow bones after providing a few helpful tips to make the process even easier.
But first, there is one Golden Rule when cooking Marrow Bones : if you intend to enjoy marrow bones in a broth,stew or soup you should always prep your marrow bones first by roasting them in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Celsius) for twenty to thirty minutes, regardless of furtherbraising / slow cooking to make broth.
We also recommend generously seasoning the bones with salt just like you do when you would season a steak with salt and placing them on a sheet pan with fresh garlic, carrots, onions, and celery to attain an optimal flavor.
If you are on an animal based heavy diet like Paleo Diet or Carnivore Diet, adding marrow bones to your diet and weekly cooking rotation will be rewarding for your health and tastebuds.
Why First Cook Marrow Bones in the Oven?
By roasting the marrow bones on a high heat, the bone and marrow will caramelize nicely which will great wonderful deep umami beefy flavor notes which will then carry into your soup,stew or broth when you slow cook in liquid. Trust us, it makes a world of difference.
Three Main Ways You Can Cook Marrow Bones At Home
Now that you know where to start, let’s dive into how to cook marrow bones successfully in your own kitchen. Below are three different methods you may use to make delectable marrow bones.
- Oven Method
- Instant Pot /Crock Pot
- Air Fryer
1. How to Cook Marrow Bones - Oven Method
Bone marrow bones are finger-licking good when roasted in the oven. As mentioned above, you will want to preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Celsius).
While the oven is heating, you can season your marrow bones with salt.
PRO TIP: The more meat on the bones, the more salt you will need to add flavor.
Then, add your marrow bones to a sheet pan and freshly minced garlic.
Shake the pan to mix the ingredients together and pop it in the oven for twenty minutes.
You will know the marrow is cooked when a knife passes through the marrow with no resistance. Once the time is up, scoop out the bone marrow and enjoy!
2. How to Cook Marrow Bones - Instant Pot / Crock Pot Method
Marrow bones make a lovely addition to soups, stews, and other broth-based meals. The bones also contain vital nutrients like B vitamins, iron, and collagen that promote skin and bone health.Therefore, braising Marrow Bones in liquid is both healthy and a super easy metof to cook marrow bones.
Remember, always start per method 1 above by roasting the marrow bones in the Oven.
- Place the Marrow Bones in the oven on a roasting tray with roughly chopped celery, carrot, onion and garlic.
- Roast for 20/25 mins at 450F to achieve the optimal flavor and texture.
- Add the roasted bones and vegetables to your instant pot or crock pot.
- Add enough boiling water on top to pass the level of bones and veggies by 1 inch.
- Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the mixture as well as any other desired seasonings or cooking oils.
- Keep the heat to a low simmer on the crockpot and cook for 12 to 24 hours in the crockpot.
- If using an instant pot, go to the Soup and Stew Setting and set for 80 minutes cooking time.
- Once cooked, strain the veggies (optional) and store the remaining broth in mason jars in your fridge,
We enjoy using the instant pot for preparing our broth bones due to its safety and speed.
The main goal when cooking marrow bones in a broth is to cook it slow and low, allowing the bone’s flavors and nutrients to infuse the broth.
3. How to Cook Marrow Bones - Air Fryer Method
Air Fryers are super handy appliances that make cooking meals quick and easy and cooking Marrow bones are no exception to this standard.
They are ready to serve in less than ten minutes after cooking in the air fryer, making it a perfect option for those crunched on time.
- To cook the marrow bones in the air fryer, you will want to set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes. Preheat the air fryer in the first two minutes.
- While the air fryer is heating, season your marrow bones with plenty of salt.
- Place some aluminum foil in the base of the air fryer basket so you don't lose any of that delicious fat and to make cleaning up quick and easy.
- Place the Marrow Bones with the marrow facing upwards. This rings true if you bought cross cut marrow bones or canoe cut.
- You can tell whether or not the bones are done by allowing a knife to drop into the center of the marrow. If the marrow bones are fully cooked, the bones will be nicely browned, and the blade will pass through the marrow with no resistance.
Delicious and healthy Marrow Bones in 10 minutes flat!
Beef marrow bones, in particular, are an excellent source of fat and collagen much like beef neck bones which can also be cooked in exaclly the same 3 main methods outlined today. Knuckle Bones can also be cooked using the 3 methods outlined. Oxtail is also rich in collagen and fats but you will stick to braising in liquid for these.
- Marrow Bones are both healthy and delicious.
- Always start by roasting marrow bones in the oven even if you intend to make bone broth, soup or stew.
- Always salt raw marrow bones for added flavor.
- 3 main methods to cook marrow bones are Oven, Instant pot /or Crock pot and Air Fryer.
- Youc an cook other bones like Neck Bones or Knuckle Bones in exactly the same 3 methods outlined in today's article.