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Shanks Served in white plate

Braised Beef Shanks Recipe

We’re going to share a classically inspired recipe with a notoriously tough cut of beef that really benefits from a patient cooking technique.
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 287 kcal


  • Dutch oven
  • Food processor


  • ½ large onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2-3 Pounds sliced beef shanks
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 Cups cups dry red wine
  • 2 Cups beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 Inches fresh rosemary


  • Coarsely chop and set aside the classic mirepoix vegetables; ½ large onion, 1 carrot, 2 stalks celery
    Chop Vegetables In white plate
  • Over medium heat in the bottom of the Dutch oven with 2 Tablespoons oil, sear for approximately 5 minutes per side; 2-3 pounds sliced beef shanks with bone in
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove the shanks and set aside.
    Searing Shanks in black pan
  • Still over medium heat add chopped mirepoix. Cook until lightly browned and caramelized. Add; 1 Tablespoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon black pepper
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  • Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add; 1 can petite diced tomatoes with juice, 2 cups dry red wine, 2 cups beef stock
    shanks cooking mirepoix in black pan
  • Bring to a soft boil then return the shanks to the pot. Also add; 2 bay leaves, 6 inches fresh rosemary (a mesh ball will keep the rosemary needles contained)
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  • Cover and put in the oven. Cook for 3-4 hours until tender. Check halfway through to see if more liquid is needed, if so add warm water to cover the shanks.
    Cooded shanks in black pan
  • Pull from the oven. Remove the shanks, rosemary and bay leaves.
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  • Put everything else in a food processor. Also, remove the marrow from the bones and add it to the mix along with two Tablespoons of butter. Pulse a few times until well incorporated.
    smashed potatoes, rice, cous cous or noodles in machine
  • Serve the shanks on smashed potatoes, rice, couscous or noodles topped with the sauce puree.
    Shanks Served in white plate