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Petite Marmite

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Ingredients
  Boneless round steak 1 1⁄2 Pound (1 Steak)
  Whole chicken breast 12 Ounce, split (1 Piece)
  Onion 1 Large
  Onion 1 Large, studded with 2 whole cloves
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme leaf 1 Teaspoon
  Carrots 4 Large
  Leeks 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Turnip 1 Small
Directions

1 Trim all fat from beef; place in a large kettle or stock pot with chicken breast, soup bone and onion; cover with water.
2 Bring slowly to boiling; skim surface until clear; stir in salt and pepper. Tie garlic, parsley, bay leaf and thyme in a piece of cheesecloth; push under liquid; cover kettle; lower heat. Simmer 2 hours, or until beef is almost tender when pierced with a two-tined fork; skim surface of liquid until clear.
3 While broth simmers, pare carrots and cut into 2-inch pieces. Trim leeks and cut into 2-inch pieces; wash well. Pare turnip; cut into 1-inch cubes.
4 Add vegetables to broth; simmer 1 hour, or until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove cheesecloth and soup bone from kettle.
5 Transfer beef, chicken and vegetables to a heated soup tureen with a slotted spoon; keep warm. Allow ail fat in kettle to rise to surface of broth; skim off. Taste and season broth withadditional salt, if needed. Ladle broth into tureen.
6 Present tureen, then remove beef and chicken to a small heated platter; cut into thin slices. Ladle consomme and vegetables into deep soup bowls and pass platter of beef and chicken. A small amount of prepared horse radish can be served with the meat. Cook's Tip: This is a perfect recipe to make ahead and freeze. Divide mixture among 8 freezing-cooking bags (10x8 inches). Close and label bags and freeze, following manufacturer's directions. To serve, place frozen bags into a large saucepan of boiling water. Allow water to return to a boil, then boil 20 minutes. Open bag and pour into a deep soup bowl.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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