This Week ‘Round The Farm
The new fence charger might send ya into afib, but we’re getting tired of finding livestock in the front yard.
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It still feels weird to take pictures of meat (but beef shanks are 💯).
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Braised Beef Shanks
Fall Off The Bone Tender And Packed with Flavor
Beef Shanks are a relatively unknown cut but amazing when cooked slow (time) and low (temp). Beef Shanks are cross sections of bone-in cuts taken from the lower leg of cattle. These tend to be lean / tough cuts of meat due to the constant use of the muscle, but can be made really tender when braised. Shanks are inexpensive and delicious. Follow the recipe below for mouth-watering, fall of the bone, goodness!
2 tbsp. butter or oil for braising
salt and pepper
2-3 lbs beef shanks (2 shanks)
1/2 sweet onion diced
2 carrots chopped
5 large garlic cloves, peeled, but whole
2 cups stock
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Heat oil/butter in pan and braise salted/peppered shanks 3-4 minutes each side, then place in slow cooker.
In the same pan, sauté garlic cloves and onion till translucent, then add to slow cooker.
Add stock and tomato paste to pan and heat, stirring frequently to loosen any browned bits from pan and add to slow cooker.
Add remaining spices to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
We like to serve these with mashed potatoes!