Beef shanks are usually lower in price due to their natural toughness. But don’t let that scare you off! When prepared the correct way, beef shanks can become tender and juicy. These crockpot beef shanks are made with nutritious bone broth, coconut vinegar, apricot fruit spread, garlic, and spices to create an aromatic and comforting dinner.
“Beef shanks are a sadly underused piece of meat. The shank is the upper leg portion of the cow, and it tends to be tough and dry. However, this is what makes it a very economical cut, even when buying grass-fed. With the proper cooking, this lean meat can be transformed into something moist, tender, and flavorful. It only requires a slow cooker and a few basic ingredients. This recipe really could not be simpler.
Beef shanks usually (hopefully!) come with a little bone that is filled with marrow. Don’t miss out on this mouth-watering “meat butter.” It’s not only delicious but it’s a nutritional powerhouse, full of healthy fats and vitamins. To take full advantage of the nutrients in the marrow and the shank itself, try to source grass-fed meat. Organic is the next best option. You may find grass-fed meat from a local farmer, through a farmers’ market or food cooperative. You can also get beef shanks online from a trusted source; the ones I used came from Tropical Traditions.”