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Simmered Beef Shanks

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Ingredients
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Crosscut beef shanks 4 Pound
  Crisco 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Potatoes 4 Medium, pared and quartered
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large plastic cooking bag, place 2 tablespoons flour, the salt, and pepper and add the beef shanks to the bag and mix well. Coat the shanks well by shaking the bag.

MAKING
2. In a large Dutch oven, place the Crisco and heat it till melted. Add the coated shanks to the hot oil and brown well
3. Add the tomato juice, parsley and basil to the hot oil and cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours till done.
4. Add the potatoes and simmer for 30-45 minutes covered or till the potatoes are tender
5. Remove the meat and potatoes to a heated serving dish and skim off the excess pan juices. Add water to the pan juices to make 1 cup liquid. Mix this with the cold water and the rest of the flour. Stir into the pan juices. Cook this mixture till thick and bubbly.

SERVING
6. Serve with meat and potatoes

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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