Beef Shanks – Healthy Recipes Blog

These beef shanks are superb. Slowly cooked and smothered in a rich sauce, they are tender and flavorful.

If you enjoy slow-cooked meat, you will love this dish. And thanks to using the slow cooker, it’s almost entirely hands-off!

Beef shanks served on an oval platter.

Beef shanks are typically used in osso buco recipes. These recipes call for browning the shanks first, then braising them with vegetables.

My recipe is easier. I simply place the shanks in the slow cooker with beef stock and spices and braise them. The result is lovely: Tender meat that literally falls off the bone, covered in rich gravy. Much like lamb shanks, this is comfort food at its best, perfect for fall and winter.