Sauce for Boiled Beef

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Craig Claiborne’s Kitchen Primer

Craig Claiborne’s Kitchen Primer

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1969

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The following recipe for sauce for boiled beef is made with 1 tablespoon of flour for each cup of liquid; thus it is a thin sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


    1. Heat the butter in a 3- or 4-cup saucepan and when butter is melted add the flour. Stir with a wire whisk and when blended add the broth, stirring vigorously and constantly.

    2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with hot boiled beef.

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