Grilling with Bone Marrow

Grilling with bone marrow seems like a daunting task, but it is incredibly rewarding with its buttery texture and robust flavor. When grilled, the marrow becomes even more luscious, rich, and takes on a smoky flavor. Using bone marrow in cooking can create a dish that is classic and is sure to impress your guests.

Where and Why to Use Bone Marrow in Grilling?

  • Stocks and Broths: Add a rich, aromatic, umami flavor!
  • Sauces and Gravies: Similar to stocks and broths, bone marrow adds a rich aromatic, umami flavor!
  • Braising and Slow Cooking: Using bone marrow helps moisten your food during the cooking process. It provides a rich savory flavor while adding a silky texture.
  • Compound Butters: Pairing bone marrow-infused compound butter provides a rich flavorful addition to many meats, vegetables, bread and more. Elevate your dishes with this gourmet touch!
  • Grilled or Roasted Dishes: Similar to braising and slow cooking, using bone marrow allows its rich flavors to meld with other ingredients. Bone marrow also has a silky texture which can make your food more tasteful.
  • Risottos and Pasta Dishes: Slow integration of the marrow helps its rich flavors meld with the ingredients and adds depth, complexity, umami and richness to meals.
  • Garnish for Soups: Add bone marrow to a hot soup before serving to allow a luxurious touch to soups. These are traditionally used for bone marrow consommé or beef bone marrow soups.

Need an inspiration?

Video Recipe: Bone Marrow Compound Butter

Video Recipe: Smoked Bone Marrow

Learn more with our recipe: Smoked Bone Marrow

Benefits of Bone Marrow for Grilling

According to Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, there are many benefits of consuming bone marrow! These include lowering the risk of weight-related diseases, reducing risk of inflammation diseases, maintaining skin, increasing bone & joint health.

Zelman, K.M. (2023) Bone Marrow: Health benefits, nutrients per serving, how to prepare, and more, WebMD. Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2023).

Can you Grill Marrow Bones by themselves?

Yes, you can! There is more than one way to eat bone morrow.

Grilling with bone marrow is a sure way to bring your meals extra flavor. Whether you are using bone marrow as butter for its rich flavor or covering your meat with it to enhance its natural flavor, exploring the world of bone marrow is a sure way to bring your meals to the next level. If you are enjoying bone marrow on your Kamado Joe, be sure to tag us on social media at @kamadojoe!