Beet Consommé Recipe

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Beet Consommé
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  • 3 lb medium beets without greens (8 medium; about 4 lb with greens), scrubbed well and trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb smoked turkey legs or wings
  • 2 carrots , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • accompaniment: liver and mushroom pirozhki link


  1. Boil beets, covered, in water (4 quarts) in a 6- to 8-quart pot over moderate heat until tender, about 40 minutes. Transfer beets with a slotted spoon to a plate to cool slightly, reserving cooking water. When beets are cool enough to handle, slip off skins. Cut 1 beet into 1/4-inch dice and reserve for garnish. Cut remaining beets into 1/2-inch pieces and return to cooking liquid in pot. Add turkey, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, dill sprigs, bay leaf, salt, and peppercorns and simmer, partially covered, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Pour soup through a dampened cheesecloth-lined sieve set into a 3-quart heavy saucepan, discarding solids. Measure soup: If there is more than 6 cups, boil in cleaned pot until reduced; if there is less, add enough water to total 6 cups.
  2. Skim fat from consommé, then add lemon juice and sugar and heat until hot.
  3. Divide diced beet and chopped dill among 8 shallow soup plates and ladle consomm on top.
  4. Cooks' note: Consommé, without diced beet and chopped dill, can be made 1 week ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 240.39 Kcal (1006 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.04g 9%
Cholesterol 60.44mg 20%
Sodium 556.19mg 23%
Potassium 1090.81mg 23%
Total Carbs 27.23g 9%
Sugars 18.36g 73%
Dietary Fiber 7.97g 32%
Protein 22.07g 44%
Vitamin C 14.8mg 25%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Calcium 67.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 65.85 Kcal (276 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.65g 9%
Cholesterol 16.56mg 20%
Sodium 152.36mg 23%
Potassium 298.81mg 23%
Total Carbs 7.46g 9%
Sugars 5.03g 73%
Dietary Fiber 2.18g 32%
Protein 6.05g 44%
Vitamin C 4mg 25%
Iron 1.1mg 22%
Calcium 18.6mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.5
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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