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How To Make Beef Consomme

How To Make Beef Consomme

Beef Consommé Recipe. A wonderful, flavoursome beef consommé. Warming on chillier days. Relish our Beef Consommé recipe.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 5 medium egg whites
  • 500 g lean ground beef, shank, neck or shoulder
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium celery stick, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into chunks
  • 200 g tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 1/2 ltr beef stock
  • 1 medium onion brulee, almost burnt
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns, crushed
  • 8 medium parsley stems
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 100 g snow peas, cleaned and cooked
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 large pot
  • 2 kitchen paper
  • 1 cheese cloth
  • 1 knife

Step 2: Whip the egg whites

After separating, whisk the egg whites until they are slightly frothy.

Step 3: Prepare meat and vegetables

In a large pot, add the egg whites, beef, chopped onions, celery, carrot and the tomatoes. Combine them all together.

Step 4: Add the stock

Add the cold beef stick and mix thoroughly. Add the onion brulee and the herbs.

Step 5: Bring to simmering point

Slowly bring the mixture to a simmer over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stop stirring when the meat begins to float to the surface of the liquid.

Step 6: Continue cooking

Break a hole in the centre of the meat to allow the consomme to bubble through. Continue simmering until the full flavour develops. Around 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 7: Strain the liquid

Once the cooking time is up, strain the liquid through several layers of cheesecloth. Gently lay a corner of a paper towel on the surface to soak up any excess fat.

Step 8: Season, garnish and serve

Adjust any seasoning if necessary. Garnish with the diced carrots and snow peas. Serve immediate.