Thickened Beef Stock

Jus Lié

Preparation info

  • Makes 2 Cups to Serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

WHENEVER I NEED a basic brown sauce (called a demi-glace), but do not have the time to make one, I use a thickened beef stock called a jus lié. Since my beef stock is very mild, I reduce the stock by half and add some meat glaze to heighten its flavor. To thicken the stock, I use arrowroot, potato starch, or cornstarch (in that order of preference), dissolved in a little cold water.

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