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just made beer-braised beef with smashed potatoes for dinner, http://bit.ly/fm3hn1, and I have 3 cups of the braising liquid.

Should I save it or toss it. It seems like such a waste but not sure if it is something I can use in another recipe!
Thanks in advance...

asked by Lucia from Madison almost 8 years ago

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nutcakes
added almost 8 years ago

I suppose it would be a good base to make a Belgian beef stew, but I suppose you won't be in the mood for that yet. Make and freeze? How beery tasting is it? Could it be a base for mushroom barley soup?

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boulangere
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added almost 8 years ago

I'd absolutely keep it and freeze it! It would be a wonderful base for many soups - experiment!

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added almost 8 years ago

Save it and use it as an au jus base; reduce add some beef stock crystals if needed for flavor and a touch of cornstarch in water to thicken while heating.

If you have leftover beef, make french dip sandwiches. If not...Boars Head "London Port" roast beef is widely available at supermarkets and very good in french dip.

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student epicure
added almost 8 years ago

oh, yes, definitely save it! reduce it down until it's thickened and drizzle it on other cooked meats, leftover potatoes. i especially love these kind of braised meaty sauces on mushrooms!

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Lucia from Madison
added almost 8 years ago

Love the Boar's Head suggestion! Okay I will save it!
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