Beef Consommé

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2½ Quarts

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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To make consommé, you must first make a basic beef broth with a tough, flavorful cuts such as the shank. Serve the shank with a little tomato sauce or horseradish-flavored mayonnaise. You can also use the broth from the pot-au-feu.


  • 3 pounds beef shank, cut into 1-inch thick rounds
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into sections
  • 1 large


To prepare basic beef broth, put the beef shank, carrots, onion, and bouquet garni in a pot with enough water to cover and simmer gently for 6 hours. Strain and let cool.

To prepare the consommé, blend the ground meat with the egg whites, shells, tarragon, onion, and carrots in a food processor and pour into the cool broth. Stir with a whisk to combine all the ingredients. Bring to a ge