Insert the cloves into the onion and put the onion in a large pot with the bouquet garni. Arrange the meat on top and pour in enough beef broth or water to cover.
Put the pot over medium to high heat. When it reaches a simmer, turn the heat down to maintain it at the barest simmer—the top of the meat should just barely vibrate. Simmer for 4 to 5 hours, until a knife slides easily in and