# 212 The Secret of Stock

Pot Au Feu

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

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Stick the cloves into the peeled onion.
4. After meat has been simmering for 2 hours, add remaining leek, celery, carrots, onion with cloves, parsnip, garlic, bouquet garni, and cabbage.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Top the platter with chopped chives.

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