Crock Pot Beef Shanks

Crock Pot Beef Shanks make a tender, flavorful meal.

Beef Shanks; what to do with them?  Make Crock Pot Beef Shanks! We got 1/4 of a cow last year and I loved having it in the freezer.  The steaks, roasts, stew meat and ground beef were easy to use.  Cuts like beef shanks though?  Hmm, I have never bought them or tried to prepare them.  I looked through many recipes online and really did not find one that I wanted to try.  A recipe must be two things for me; it must look yummy, of course, but it also must not have weird things in it or have difficult steps.  It has to be easy!  

I found this recipe from delicious obsessions and it looked like something I could adapt to make work for us.  It did!  I followed the basic procedure, making that a bit more simple and deleted some ingredients while changing others.  The end result was very delicious and moist beef shanks.

There is a lot of bone and fat in them so 6 pounds does not really as far as 6 pounds of steak or ground beef would.  We enjoyed it with butternut squash, creamed mushrooms and beefy rice and mushroom mix.

Other great beef crock pot recipes are:

Crock Pot Beef Stew 

Freezer Crock Pot Beef Tips and Gravy 

Crock Pot Steak Fajitas

Crock Pot Roast Beef and Potatoes

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Crock Pot Beef Shanks
Delicious and Tender!
Crock Pot Beef Shanks
Crock Pot Beef Shanks
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Melt butter or coconut oil in electric skillet on medium heat, 350*. Place shanks in skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, seasoning again when you flip them over.
  4. Place shanks in greased crock pot.
  5. Add onion, garlic and Italian herbs to skillet. Add a bit more butter or coconut oil if needed. Cook about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the broth and stir gently to loosen any bits from the skillet and heat through.
  7. Pour over shanks in crock pot.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  9. Serve.
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