Beef shanks, roasted to crispy brown and them cooked in wine till they are mouth meltingly tender is such an all time classic. Many people find it intimidating however, because the prep seems complicated and the cooking time is so long.
This Beef Shanks recipe makes it quite easy. It will guide you step by step on how to prep your meat, fry it and then saute it in a delicious red wine braise.
Beef shank is great for slow cooking. Just make sure you pick a good chunks. Ask your butcher to pick leaner meat cuts. If you want to see for yourself how fresh the meat is, lightly poke it with something. The meat should slowly jump right back after poked if it’s fresh.
Another tip that could also provide you with a side dish for the shank is adding young potatoes and baby carrots to the baking dish about an hour before the shank is ready. The veggies will soak up the meat and wine flavors and will roast on top, becoming a perfect side dish to serve your shank with.
Just follow the simple instructions below to serve a delicious, slow cooked dinner. Cooked this way, the shank is so tender, the meat falls of the bone. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!