Simmered Beef Shanks Recipe

Summary

Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Crosscut beef shanks4 Pound
 Shortening1 Tablespoon
 Tomato juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Snipped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Dried basil1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
 Potatoes4 Medium, pared and quartered
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4484 Calories from Fat 1182

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.6%

Saturated Fat 45.7 g228.3%

Trans Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 1419.5 mg

Sodium 7072.4 mg294.7%

Total Carbohydrates 164 g54.7%

Dietary Fiber 19 g76.2%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 631 g1262.6%

Vitamin A 77.1% Vitamin C 369.5%

Calcium 21% Iron 59.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Combine 2 tablespoons flour, salt, and pepper in a paper or plastic bag; add beef shanks, one at a time, and shake to coat.
Brown meat in hot shortening in Dutch oven.
Add tomato juice, parsley, and basil.
Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Add potatoes; cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes more or till potatoes are tender.
Remove meat and potatoes; skim off excess fat from pan juices.
Add enough water to juices to make 1 cup liquid; return to pan.
Mix together 1/2 cup cold water and 2 tablespoons flour; stir into juices.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Serve with potatoes.
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