Beef Consommé Recipe

A bowl of beef consommé
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Ratings (12)
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 10 bowls (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
209 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
14g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Beef Consommé is a hearty, full-bodied broth. For the best flavor, use veal stock that is homemade. In a pinch, you can use store-bought beef broth. The sprig of thyme is optional but adds a nice herbal note.


  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns (crushed)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 eggshells (crushed)
  • 3 Roma tomatoes (quartered)
  • 4 ribs celery (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 pound premium ground beef (sirloin)
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups veal stock (or beef stock)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Whisk peppercorns, egg whites, and eggshells until the mixture turns foamy.

  3. In a food processor, pulse together the tomatoes, celery, and ground beef a few times.

  4. Combine the veal or beef stock, the vegetable-beef mixture, the egg mixture, thyme, and salt in a large stockpot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

  5. Reduce heat and simmer, without stirring, for 30 to 40 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve lined with a double layer of cheesecloth. Discard contents of sieve and salt broth, if desired.

  7. Serve hot in a bowl.

  8. Enjoy!