Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Why buy a can or box of beef broth when we can make our very own from the pieces of meat and cannabis we usually throw away? While any cut of beef or trimmings can be used to make this cannabis beef broth, I love saving my leftover bones from my last cannabis infused T-Bone steak night or leftover steak pieces from my last cannabis infused ribeye steak night feasts. The broth becomes rich in the high-quality steak flavors, making you feel like you're in Willy Wonka's factory drinking a steak dinner.
Utilizing the bones of steak and other red meats makes me feel better about never becoming a vegan, it is my attempt at making a small lifestyle change that has a big effect on animals that are factory farmed from our often wasteful consuming. I save my leftover bones, trimming, and uneaten pieces in a gallon freezer bag and once it is full I know that I have enough beef remains to make a super nutritious cannabis beef broth that’s high in heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats and a great source of vitamin b12, niacin, zinc, and selenium! Use your favorite herbs for a beef broth that’s ready to use a base for soup, to create a flavorful risotto, or sip the cannabis beef broth on its own like a cup of tea!
You know that ounce of leftover cannabis from your last extraction? You can use the already extracted cannabis to infuse this beef bone broth. It doesn't matter if you used the cannabis to create a tincture, cannaoil, or cannabutter, you can still use it in this beef broth edibles recipe! Wrap the ounce of previously extracted cannabis tightly in cheesecloth before adding to the bone broth! Unless you are trying to make a crazy potent cannabis beef broth substitute for the previously extracted cannabis with the cannabis tincture.
Cannabis Beef Broth Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 hours
Makes 6 cups
8 cups beef bones, connective tissue, and/or meat
8 cups water
2 tablespoons thyme
1/4 cup salt, optional
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons rosemary
2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
600mg cannabis tincture or 1-ounce leftover cannabis from a previous extraction
In a large pot add the beef bones, connective tissue or meat, and add the water, thyme, salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and add the leftover extracted cannabis and cover. If using cannabis tincture, do not add the cannabis tincture just yet.
Allow to barely simmer on low for 24 hours while stirring occasionally.
After 24 hours, remove the broth from the heat and add the desired amount of cannabis tincture. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
In the sink, add a large bowl and place the strainer inside of the bowl. Strain the beef broth into the large bowl. Remove the strainer from the bowl and set inside of the pot the broth cooked in. Allow to cool for 15 minutes or until the beef parts are cool to the touch.
Separate the meat from the bones and connective tissue and place the meat in a small bowl and discard the beef bones and connective tissue.
Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
Allow to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.