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Crock Pot Beef Shanks

Crock Pot Beef Shanks

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Crock Pot Beef Shanks make a tender, flavorful, Keto, gluten free, dairy free, Paleo meal with the ease of the crock pot. Slow cooked goodness ready at dinnertime!

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 Slow Cooker Beef Shanks 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 go as far as 6 pounds of steak or ground beef would.  

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Crock Pot Steak Fajitas

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

3 Ingredient Keto Crock Pot Meatballs

Low Carb Crock Pot Meatballs

And try these Juicy Keto Baby Back Ribs (for the crock pot or instant pot!)

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Ingredients:

Ingredients for Crock Pot Beef Shanks

butter or coconut oil

beef shanks about 5 shanks

Salt and pepper to taste

onion, chopped

minced garlic

beef broth

Italian herbs

Instructions:

Melt butter or coconut oil in electric skillet on medium heat, 350*. Place shanks in skillet and season with salt and pepper.

Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, seasoning again when you flip them over.

Crock Pot Beef Shanks in the skillet

Place shanks in greased crock pot.

Crock Pot Beef Shanks in the crock pot

Add onion, garlic and Italian herbs to skillet. Add a bit more butter or coconut oil if needed. Cook about 3 minutes.

onions and garlic in the skillet

Add the broth and stir gently to loosen any bits from the skillet and heat through.

added broth to the skillet

Pour over shanks in crock pot.

poured broth mixture over shanks in the crock pot

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Crock Pot Beef Shanks after cooking in the crock pot

Serve.

Crock Pot Beef Shanks

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Yield: 6 servings

Crock Pot Beef Shanks

Crock Pot Beef Shanks

Crock Pot Beef Shanks make a tender, flavorful, Keto, gluten free, dairy free Paleo meal with the ease of the crock pot. Slow cooked goodness ready at dinnertime!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 6 pounds beef shanks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs

Instructions

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

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 491Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 182mgSodium 334mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 77g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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Beverly

Saturday 12th of May 2018

I'm using this for Mother's Day Dinner.....this is something I believe everyone will enjoy...

Joy

Saturday 12th of May 2018

That is great, Beverly! I am sure it will be a hit! Thanks for letting me know and Happy Mother's Day to you!!! :)

Susan

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

You make everything look GOOD!!!!!

Joy

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

Thanks! It really WAS good! :)

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