7 Bone Broth Mix-Ins

Add one or two of these flavorful ingredients to homemade slow-cooker bone broth to make it your own.

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

©food network 2014

7 Mix-Ins for More Flavorful Bone Broth

Some drink it for nourishment, and others use it as a replacement for their morning coffee. Whatever your reason for liking bone broth, a slow cooker makes it easy to prepare — and eliminates the need to simmer a pot over an open flame for 12-plus hours. Although it's plenty flavorsome on its own, try a few of these flavor additions to customize and brighten your cup.


From Food Network Kitchen, Photos by Heather Ramsdell

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Bone Broth

Flavor Pop

Chili butter, fennel pollen, ground Sichuan peppercorns and spicy togarashi (a Japanese chile pepper blend).

To Steep

Steep thinly sliced garlic, a bag of green or black tea, or ginger coins.

Savory Characters

Nutritional yeast, miso and dried shiitake mushrooms each add depth and umami.


Lemongrass, horseradish and snipped seaweed snacks add herbal flavors to the broth.

Juice Shots

Juices from tomatoes, ginger, yuzu, lemon and parsley add a wonderful boost plus some nutrition.


A shot of beer, kombucha or ginger beer contributes a fizzy element.

Next Up

7 Pairings to Supersize Your Big-Game Wine Experience

Make the most of your football viewing experience with these wine pairings that are perfect for your favorite big-game foods.

WATCH: Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth

Bone broth: Is it a magical elixir or a delicious and comforting drink to keep you warm this winter? Watch this video from Food Network Kitchen to find out.