Beef Shanks in Red Wine

Beef Shanks – who would ever guess what a fantastic find they are.  Last week, when I was at the store I purchased four beef shanks and decided to slow cook them in the oven.  It is amazing that just a few ingredients could produce one of the most marvelous meals; perfect on these cool fall days. The marrow from the bones melts into the sauce and it is a true taste treat.  I served these with polenta however, they would be equally good with pasta, rice or crusty bread.  This would be a great meal to entertain family and friends. 

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Beef Shanks in Red Wine
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Ingredients
  1. 4 beef shanks
  2. 16 cloves of garlic, peeled
  3. 1 28 oz. can Italian tomatoes
  4. 2 cups red wine
  5. 1 large sprig of rosemary
  6. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, combine garlic cloves, tomatoes, and wine. Add beef shanks and rosemary. Generously salt and pepper shanks. Cover and bake 3 hours. When meat is falling off the bones, lightly shred meat in the tomato mixture, skim fat. Continue baking 1/2 hour. Serve over polenta, pasta, rice or with crusty bread.
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  1. Terrance Moran

    Ate this dish and have to say DELISH!
    OMG – you have to try this recipe – unbelievable

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