Beef Consommé Recipe

Beef Consommé
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    80 min
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Beef Consommé is a hearty, full bodied broth. For the best flavor, use veal stock that is homemade. In a pinch, you can use store-bought beef broth. The sprig of thyme is optional, but adds a nice herbal note.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 eggshells, crushed
  • 3 roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • ½ lb premium ground beef (sirloin)
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups veal or beef stock

How to Make It

Whisk peppercorns, egg whites, and eggshells until the mixture turns foamy. In a food processor, pulse together the tomatoes, celery, and beef a few times.

Combine the veal or beef stock, the vegetable-beef mixture, the eggs, thyme, and salt in a large stockpot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, without stirring, for 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve lined with a double layer of cheesecloth. Discard contents of sieve and salt broth, if desired. Serve hot.

Makes 10 servings.