Easy Homemade Broth {In A Slow Cooker}

We all know how convenient it is to have a good Broth on hand.Whether it’s for soup, rice, casserole, or for drinking, stock gives and amazing flavor to what ever dish you are preparing while saving time. Unfortunately store-bought broth most of the time contains unnecessary, and unhealthy additives. And when making your own is simple, and takes 10 minutes of your time, why not???

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Making your own stock is as simple as throwing some vegetable into a slow cooker with spices and water. Let it cook on low for 1-2 days and you have a fabulous broth that has much more nutrients and flavor than a carton you bought at the store.

I usually cool mine completely before putting it up in old mayonnaise jars. Because mayonnaise jars and hot liquid do not mix….ask me how I know.

broth top view

You cant really go wrong with this easy homemade broth. You just use whatever you have on hand. I often use it as an opportunity to use the less attractive veggies that’s are about to check out.You can use bones, or chunks of a less expensive cut of meat if you wanna be a fancy pants.

As for the spices some, pepper corns, bay, onion, and garlic will do the trick. The best part is, you don’t really have to cut anything up (except for maybe the quarter of the onion). You just have to chunk the carrots, or celery, into halves or thirds and toss ’em in the pot, and the payoff is delicious.

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There is however a terrible downside to this recipe…..your whole house (unfortunately) will smell absolutely fabulous! It’s a painful wait, but it’s worth it!


Easy Homemade Stock {In A Slow Cooker}


  • Chicken or Beef bones
  • Carrots
  • onions
  • celery
  • garlic
  • 10 Black peppercorns
  • Sea Salt to taste (up to a tbs per 10 cups water)
  • Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, or other herbs and seasonings of your choice
  • Splash of Vinegar
  • Cold Water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Brown the bones in a shallow roasting pan (this step adds a nice flavor)
  • coarsely chop your veggies
  • Dump veggies and bones in slow cooker
  • Season with choice of herbs and spices
  • Cover with cold water
  • Add the vinegar and set your slow cooker to low and simmer 24-48 hours.
  • I use a sieve to fish out as much as I can before ladling it into jars or Tupperware for the freezer.
  • Use your stock right away, store it in the fridge a few days, freeze or can it.

37 Thoughts on “Easy Homemade Broth {In A Slow Cooker}

  1. Great idea…I need to do this…I love using broth, but cringe every time I have to use store bought. Now’s the time to stock up on some too with the holidays coming up.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Pinning it!

  2. Homemade broth is so tasty… and healthy… I love using it in soups, casseroles, and more. Thank you for posting this. 🙂

  3. I love making homemade broth! I just throw all my odds and ends of the carrots, celery and such into the freezer, along with chicken or turkey carcasses. Then, when I think I have enough, I make broth. So delicious! Then I can mine. Thanks for showing how you make yours – I always love to see how other people do things – that’s how I learn! Have a great week!

  4. I make a lot of my broth in the slow cooker. It’s so much healthier. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. sounds easy and delish! now I just need some bones!

  6. My fridge & freezer are fully stocked with crockpot beef broth I made last week. Isn’t it the best?? I get a little thrill when I use mine & see the gelatinous goodness lol. That definitely doesn’t happen with storebought! 🙂

  7. Broth in the crock pot tastes the best! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. So delightful that you do this! I can’t wait to give it a try! Much healthier than the bouillon cubes or broth in a can!

    Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  9. Great idea. Thanks! I have cooked onions overnight in a slow cooker to caramelize them, but haven’t thought about cooking broth that long.

  10. This looks easy and great!

  11. My boyfriend eats a lot of chicken and we almost always get a roast chicken from Costco every week so I try to make chicken stock as much as possible and not waste those bones. AND I also roast my bones. It brings out more of the flavor that way. Great post! 😀

  12. I love to keep a homemade broth on hand to use in recipes, and your recipe looks very good. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I’ve always wanted to know how to do this! Found you on the DIY inspired Link party (I’m #39 & 40. Pinned this!

  14. I found you through the SITS share. Your broth looks delicious! How long do you keep it before it goes bad? Do you ever freeze it?

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  16. Therese on August 25, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

    Hi looking forward to making some slow cooker broth. In the past I have slow cooked a chicken without added water and get a very gelatinous concentrated broth. If you cover with water do you still end up with a gelatinous consistency? Also do you skim off the fat and how long would it last in the fridge?

  17. I love homemade broth – it’s the best! Thanks for linking up to Natural Living Monday!

  18. Thank you so much! I loved this blog post and can not wait to try it out!!!

  19. Great idea, making it in a slow cooker! Going to do this for my next batch, thanks:)

  20. Thanks Maria for sharing this recipe at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky party! I never thought to use my slow cooker to make homemade broth. I just boil it but this looks so much easier!

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  22. This is how I have made stock for years and love it! It is the best and it makes your house smell homey and amazing for hours.

  23. Love this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  24. Awesome recipe – it’s so marvelous to have your own broth! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  25. This looks GREAT!! I definitely need to try this because we are a super low-sodium household and buying the fancy no-sodium chicken stock is pricey and we go through a LOT of it. Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and I hope you’ll come back this week with new project posts!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  31. I love making broth in my slow cooker! It’s so easy and handy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays, Maria! I hope you’ll come share with us again this weekend! 🙂

  32. This is great! I love that it is easy. I’ll be featuring your recipe at Savoring Saturdays when it goes live at 7pm tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Thank you for sharing! I am excited to see what you will post time!!!

    Heidy L. McCallum

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