Beef Shank Recipe

Beef Shank Recipe

How To Make Beef Shank

Loaded with carrots and celery and flavored by dry sherry, chicken broth, and spices, this beef shank recipe is comfort food at its best.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes



  • 2lbbeef shanks,trimmed if desired
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppaprika
  • 2tbspsvegetable oil
  • 1cuponions,chopped
  • 4large celery stalks,chopped
  • 1cupcarrots,chopped
  • 3cloves garlic
  • ½cupdry Sherry
  • 16ozchicken broth,low sodium
  • 2tspscumin
  • ½tspsmoked paprika
  • 1large lemon,zested
  • 1cupparsley,chopped
  • 3cloves garlic,chopped


  1. Trim excess fat from beef shanks if desired.

  2. Salt and pepper beef shanks on both sides.

  3. Prepare seasoned flour by combining flour, salt, and paprika.

  4. Dredge beef shanks in flour and shake off excess flour.

  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  6. Add the beef shanks and brown them for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. The shanks should just brown on both sides.

  7. Remove the shanks and place them on a plate.

  8. If needed, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet.

  9. Add onions, celery, and carrots to the skillet.

  10. Sauté until the vegetables just begin to brown.

  11. Add chopped garlic and sauté for another minute or two.

  12. Add ½ cup of dry Sherry and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Scrape up as many of the browned bits (fond) as you can.

  13. Add cumin and smoked paprika and stir to combine spices in the mixture.

  14. Place the shanks back in the skillet with the vegetables.

  15. Cover and simmer until the shanks are tender.

  16. Combine chopped parsley, lemon zest, and chopped garlic to make a gremolata.

  17. Serve the beef shanks with vegetables and topped with gremolata.


  • Calories: 588.30kcal
  • Fat: 18.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.92g
  • Fiber: 4.83g
  • Sugar: 6.71g
  • Protein: 57.81g
  • Cholesterol: 91.85mg
  • Sodium: 973.68mg
  • Calcium: 145.30mg
  • Potassium: 1523.16mg
  • Iron: 9.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 344.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 38.02mg
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