BEEF SHANK STEW

Beef Shank Stew

This week has been tough. Pretty much out of nowhere, I started feeling under the weather and proceeded to spend the next two days in bed. After 30 hours of sleep, I’m refreshed but still quite low on energy. Luckily, The Hubs made a huge batch of braised ribs and pumpkin last weekend for me to enjoy while he’s out of town so I haven’t had to worry about cooking. As flu season continues, and I continue to recover, stews, soups and congee will be on the menu for the foreseeable future. This recipe for a hearty Beef Shank Stew hits all the right spots for flavour, comfort and easy to make.

Beef Shank Stew
Serves 6
Perfect for cold weather, flavourful, hearty and easy to make beef stew
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs beef shank cubed (boneless)
  2. 2 potatoes
  3. 2 onions
  4. 1 leak
  5. 3 stalks of celery
  6. 5 green onions
  7. 3 carrots
  8. 2 tbsp cooking oil
  9. 1/2 cup of flour
  10. 3/4 can of tomato paste
  11. 900ml of beef broth
  12. 1 tbsp rosemary
  13. 1/2 tbsp ground thyme
  14. 4-5 bay leaves
  15. 1 cinnamon stick
  16. 1 tsp salt
  17. 1 tsp of pepper
Instructions
  1. Dice all the vegetables into quarter size chunks.
  2. Toss and coat the cubes of beef shank in flour, salt and pepper.
  3. In a pot, heat 1 tbsp of oil and brown the beef cubes then set aside.
  4. In the same pot, add another tbsp of oil, the onions and sweat them until they turn translucent.
  5. To the pot, add the chopped vegetables, browned beef, beef stock, tomato paste and spices. Bring everything to a boil and then simmer until the beef is tender (approximately 2-3 hours)
Notes
  1. Tip: If the stew begins to boil dry, add 1/4 cup of water.
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Assemble ingredients

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Dice vegetables

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Coat the cubed beef shank with flour, salt and pepper

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Brown the beef and set aside

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Sweat the onions

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Add the vegetables

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Add the beef shank and beef broth

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Add the tomato paste

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Add the spices, bring to a boil and simmer under the beef is tender