Classic French Pot Au Feu - Crock Pot or Le Creuset
640 mins (prep 40, cooking 600)
13 ingredients
4 servings
Pot au Feu is French for “pot on the fire”. In other words, a stew or stock pot which is left cooking over the fire. In previous times, it may simply have been a cooking pot which was left over the fire, into which was thrown whatever food and scraps happened to be available. Often the meat was either scraps, or relatively poor cuts which needed a long time to cook in order to be tender. In historical terms, it was a dish for relatively poor people. Today in France, you can buy “pot au feu” meat. Expect this to be meat which reflects the historical background of this dish: relatively inexpensive and inferior cuts, which will soften with long slow cooking. While such meat is quite adequate for a Pot au Feu, feel free to use better cuts if you wish. As a Pot au Feu is historically a stew-like dish of whatever meat and vegetables were available, there are no absolute guidelines about what it should contain. However, in general it will contain beef, some bones (such as ox-tail), vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, onions, leeks, turnips) and herbs.

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Serving Size (505.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1289.35 Calories from Fat 823.77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 91.53g 563.28%
Saturated Fat 40.97g 819.3%
Trans Fat 0.09g %
Cholesterol 372.0mg 496.0%
Sodium 2137.88mg 356.31%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 2.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 0.76%
Sugars 0.29 g %
Protein 107.34g 858.68%
Vitamin A 0.2IU% Vitamin C 0.7mg%
Calcium 55.32mg% Iron 9.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small, large, fresh parsley, fresh thyme