Beef Pot Au Feu
Ingredients:(Yields: serves 6-8)
• 4 cups beef broth
• 2 beef marrow bones, center cut
• 1 pound beef short ribs
• 1 beef shank, bone-in, approx. 4 inches long
• 3 pounds sirloin tip beef roast,
• 1 leek
• 1 sprig parsley
• 1 sprig thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
• 1 onion, peeled
• 5 cloves
• 2 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
• 1 parsnip, peeled
• 1 garlic cloves, peeled
• ¼ head of cabbage
• 1/2 lb. mixed potatoes (purple, red, yellow)
• ¼ cup chives, chopped
Directions:Simmer beef broth in a large stockpot. Place marrow bones, short ribs, beef shank bone and sirloin roast into simmering broth and cook for 2 hours.
Cut off and discard most of the green section of the leaf. Wash and clean thoroughly. Pull off a single layer of the leek and cut out one, 3-inch section. Make a bouquet garni by placing the parsley, thyme, a 2-inch piece of celery, and bay leaf inside the piece of leek. Tie into a cylinder shape with a piece of twine. Coarsely chop the remaining leek.
Stick the cloves into the peeled onion.
After meat has been simmering for 2 hours, add remaining leek, celery, carrots, onion with cloves, parsnip, garlic, bouquet garni, and cabbage.
Cook 1 1/2 more hours until vegetables are tender and meat is falling off the bone. Cut the potatoes into 2" sections and add to stockpot. Continue cooking for another ½ hour.
Remove vegetables and meat from the broth and serve. Pour a little broth over the meat and vegetables, or serve with broth on the side.
Top the platter with chopped chives.