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How to Make Soup From a Soup Bone

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Paula Quinene is an Expert/Talent, Writer and Content Evaluator for Demand Media, with more than 1,500 articles published primarily in health, fitness and nutrition. She has been an avid weight trainer and runner since 1988. She has worked in the fitness industry since 1990. She graduated with a Bachelor's in exercise science from the University of Oregon and continues to train clients as an ACSM-Certified Health Fitness Specialist.
How to Make Soup From a Soup Bone
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Cooked or raw soup bones can enhance the flavor of your any soup. Once you have carved out most of the meat from your turkey, lamb, chicken or ham, save the bones to make a hearty soup with fresh vegetables and broth. Adding cooked rice or uncooked, broken spaghetti noodles provides filler in your soup. Making soup with soup bones is an excellent way to save money and utilizes all parts of your meat.

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Step 1

Drizzle 1 tbsp. of canola oil into a large pot, then place on medium heat. Add ½ cup of finely diced yellow onions, and sauté until the onions are translucent.

Step 2

Add your soup bones to the pot, stirring and cooking until the bits of meat are nicely browned.

Step 3

Sprinkle in the seasonings and minced garlic. Cook and stir for one minute. Preparing your meat bones in this fashion prior to adding the broth enhances the flavor of your finished soup compared to simply boiling your soup bones.

Step 4

Heat 4 cups of low-sodium chicken or beef broth in the microwave for four minutes. Use chicken broth if you are cooking chicken or ham bones, and beef broth if you are cooking beef bones.

Step 5

Pour the hot broth into the pot. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Lower the heat to a gentle boil and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Add your cubed, raw potatoes and your desired vegetables to your soup. Stir to combine.

Step 7

Taste your soup, adding more seasoning if desired.

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