Grilled Bone Marrow

Grilled Bone Marrow is easy to prepare and perfect to serve as a starter when you're entertaining carnivores! My sister Healthy Cook 4 Champions and brother in law Stan The Man Fitness Academy and always say it's full of collagen and so healthy for you! Follow my recipe below and create your own at home!

The last few years, bone marrow has become 'popular' again. I have found some butchers around Melbourne selling the femur bones anywhere from $2 to $15 a bone! I once needed 5 bones cut in half for a dinner party and it cost me $75! If you can find them cheap, buy and freeze them for your next BBQ or dinner party.

I love serving Grilled Bone Marrow next to big steaks or even on their own with some toasted sourdough bread.

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I don't usually monitor the temperature of my BBQ when grilling bone marrow. I simply add a chimney full of charcoal to one side of my BBQ and as soon as its ready (usually in 15-20 minutes) I start cooking.

If you do like to monitor the temperature of your grill, make sure your BBQ reaches around 275f.

If you are using a gas grill, preheat your grill (medium/high). You'll get the same result except for the added flavour charcoal imparts. Still delicious though!

My Grilled Bone Marrow Recipe


2 bones split length ways (I ask my butcher for long femur beef bones as they contain the most marrow)
2 Tablespoons olive oil (to brush the marrow bones)


Step One - Drizzle olive oil on the entire bone (back and front).

Step Two - Season the bones with a little salt.

Step Three - Give them a quick sear (a few seconds) over direct heat then set aside to cook indirectly for around 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked. If your BBQ has a lid, use it but these can be grilled without a lid too.


The internal temperature of marrow will be 200f when ready to eat. Yes, until you're confident grilling them, use a thermometer!

grilled bone marrow 03Bone marrow cooking on the Unique Fire Pit BBQ over Firebrand Charcoal.

I like to toast some sourdough bread (brushed with olive oil) on the grill at the same time to serve with the bone marrow.

Grilled Bone Marrow is absolutely delicious! Give it a try next time you're grilling! Love, Irene. XO