Pot-au-Feu with Green Sauce



8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups broth, 2 ounces meat, one-eighth of vegetables, and 2 tablespoons green sauce)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 8.6 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 20.1 g
Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 473 mg
Calcium 67 mg


2 large onions (about 1 pound)
1 (2-pound) beef brisket
12 cups water
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 large carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
5 garlic cloves, halved
4 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
4 bay leaves
4 large parsley sprigs
3 medium leeks (about 1 3/4 pounds), trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
2 medium turnips (about 1/2 pound), peeled and quartered


Peel onions, leaving roots intact; cut each onion into 4 wedges. Trim fat from brisket, and thinly slice. Combine brisket, onions, water, and next 9 ingredients (water through turnips) in a large Dutch oven or stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours or until brisket is tender. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined colander into a large bowl; discard garlic, bay leaves, parsley, and leeks. Cover broth, and chill at least 24 hours. Place brisket, onions, carrots, celery, and turnips in a bowl; cover and chill.

Skim solidified fat from surface of broth, and discard. Combine broth and brisket mixture in Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.

Ladle soup into large shallow bowls, and top with Green Sauce. Serve with parslied potatoes.

Florence Fabricant,

Cooking Light

March 1996
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