Canning homemade bone broth is a a great way to preserve your own broth and have it ready to use any time. This recipe works with chicken broth, turkey broth, or beef broth.
See my blog post for making homemade both broth in an Instant Pot. There are many ways to make bone broth and I plan to post my roaster pan method soon.
This canning recipe for how to can bone broth by pressure canning is very easy. Basically just pour the hot broth into the jars and can the homemade stock following the pressure canner instructions.
Detailed Steps for Canning Homemade Bone Broth
After you have made your bone broth, you can refrigerate it over night. The bone broth will become gelatinous and you can scrape off the excess fat, if desired.
Then I heat the broth back up. I kept mine in the Instant Pot pot and placed it back in the Instant Pot and turned it on the Saute mode to heat the broth back to liquid form.
Once the broth is hot, ladle the hot broth into canning jars and leave a 1-inch headspace.
Wipe the rim of the jar and add the canning lids and screw bands .
Broth is a low-acid food and requires canning in a pressure canner. See my article on beginners guide to canning for a complete guide on canning.
Place jars into the pressure canner and process according to your canner’s manufacturer’s instructions. Processing pint jars for 20 minutes. Process quart jars for 25 minutes.
When the canning process is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the jars on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb for 24 hours.
Homemade broth tastes so much better and is so much healthier than broth from the grocery store. Plus you save a lot of money by making it with kitchen scraps you would normally just throw away. You can use any leftover bones, including chicken bones, chicken carcasses, or turkey carcass or bone, pork bones or beef bones. I use broth, especially chicken broth in so many recipes, that is is great to have homemade chicken bone broth on the shelf after I can it.
Home food preservation with home canning is such a great way to save on the grocery store and have shelf stable and healthy meals and other food ready to eat in your pantry.
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- Bone Broth
- Optional to refrigerate the homemade bone broth and then remove the excess fat from the top
- Heat up the bone broth
- Ladle or pour the broth into canning jars leaving 1-inch headspace
- Wipe the rims and add the canning lids
- Pressure can for 20 minutes for pints, 25 minutes for quarts
- Remove the jars and set on the counter for 24 hours