Bone marrow is a highly nutritious and delicious ingredient that can be prepared in various ways. It has a rich, meaty flavor and creamy texture when cooked properly. In this article, I will instruct you on how to cook beef bone marrow using different appliances and cooking methods

1. How To Cook Beef Bone Marrow in Oven

Ingredients

  • Beef marrow bones, 3-4 inches long, soaked in cold water for 30 mins
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, chopped parsley or gremolata to serve

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450°F. Soak the marrow bones in cold water for 30 mins to draw out any blood.

Pat the bones dry thoroughly with paper towels. Place them upright in a roasting pan or ovenproof dish. Season generously with sea salt and pepper.

Roast for 15-20 mins until the marrow is soft and jiggly but not melted out. The marrow should ooze out of the bone when poked with a skewer or knife tip.

Serve the bones immediately, seasoned with more salt and pepper if desired. Squeeze lemon juice over the marrow or sprinkle with parsley or gremolata.

To enjoy, scoop out the marrow with a small spoon and spread on toasted bread.

2. How To Cook Beef Bone Marrow in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • Sawed beef marrow bones, 2-3 inches long
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Instructions

Cut the bones into 2-3 inch lengths and soak in cold water for 30 mins. Pat very dry with paper towels.

Season the bones all over with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. The marrow should be lightly browned on the outside but still jiggly inside.

Squeeze lemon juice over the hot marrow and sprinkle with more salt and pepper if desired.

Scoop out the bone marrow with a small spoon and enjoy it warm spread on crackers or bread.

3. How To Cook Beef Bone Marrow in Instant Pot/Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef marrow bones, soaked 30 mins and patted dry
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cut the soaked and dried marrow bones into 3-4 inch lengths. Season all over with salt and pepper.

Place the onion in the Instant Pot or slow cooker and top with the seasoned bones. Pour over the beef stock.

Instant Pot: Secure the lid and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes, followed by full natural release.

Slow cooker: Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Carefully transfer the bones to a serving plate. Season the marrow with salt, pepper and thyme.

Scoop out the hot bone marrow to enjoy on toast or crackers. Pour the cooking juices over potatoes or rice.

4. How To Cook Beef Bone Marrow on Grill

Ingredients

  • Beef marrow bones, cut into 3-4 inch lengths
  • Vegetable or olive oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Instructions

Soak the bones in water for 30 mins. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Coat the bones all over with a thin layer of oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place bones directly on the grill grates.

Grill the bones, turning occasionally, for 12-15 mins until nicely browned. The marrow should be softened but not completely melted out.

Transfer the hot bones to a serving platter. Finish with more salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Scoop out the marrow and enjoy with crusty bread while still warm.

In summary, bone marrow can be prepared through roasting, air frying, braising in Instant Pot or slow cooker, or grilling. The keys are to soak and dry the bones thoroughly first, and cook just until the marrow is softened but not melted out. Season, add lemon, and enjoy this nutritious food on bread or crackers. Experiment with different cooking methods to find your favorite preparation.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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