Ever heard of beef tea? If not, you are not alone. Seems this is a recipe that was popular many years ago, but has gotten lost in time.
One of my really old cookbooks has a recipe for beef tea, and it made me stop my browsing. I mean, really, who has heard of making tea with meat?
This is one recipe I am unlikely to try, and I make no promises on how it tastes. But, if you feel up to the challenge and make this yourself, I sincerely hope you will share your thoughts on it in the comments below.
Summary: This is a vintage recipe for a drink that was popular many years ago.
- 1 pound lean beef
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 pinch of salt
- Chop the beef until it is very fine. Add to a pot.
- Cover the beef with the cold water, then let it stand for one hour.
- Place the pot on the stove, and slowly heat the mixture. Stir frequently, and continue cooking until the water begins to change color.
- Strain and add a pinch of salt.
Preparation time: 1 hour(s) 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 1
Meal type: drink
Actually, after writing the ingredients and instructions for this recipe, it sounds more like beef broth than tea. I have changed my mind. This might be pretty good on a chilly day. But, I think I’d rather have beef stew than tea. Still, just the sound of beef tea is interesting to me.