Print Recipe

French Boiled Dinner
(Pot au Feu)


Pot au Feu means "pot in the fire."



  1. Place beef, marrow bone, peppercorns, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme and bay leaf in Dutch oven. Add water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Add chicken; cover and simmer 1 hour longer.
  3. Add carrots, onions, turnips and celery; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until beef and vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken and vegetables to warm platter; slice beef.
  5. Strain broth; serve in soup bowls as a first course.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.