Regenerative Recipe: Garlic & Herb Shanks

Regenerative Recipe: Garlic & Herb Shanks



  • 4 beef shanks
  • 1/2 t salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 T tallow
  • 1 C beef broth
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 C water


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Rinse shanks with cold water, use a paper towel to pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 1 T of tallow in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear shanks for 2-3 minutes on each side adding 1/2 T more oil as needed, and transfer the shanks to a glass baking dish.
  4. Sauté half of the garlic and thyme in the pan for 1 minute and pour in the broth and water (scraping browned bits from the bottom). Bring the mixture to a boil until liquid reduces slightly.
  5. Place remaining half of the garlic on top of the shanks, then pour the broth over the top.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil, then bake in the oven for 2 hours.

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