Red Wine Braised Center-Cut Beef Shanks

Recipe by Potagekempcc
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • In a braising pan heat 3-tablespoons olive oil, onions, carrots and saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for a minute.
  • In a bowl add olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and wisk. Toss beef shanks one at a time in oil.
  • Place 2 beef-shanks in braising pan and sear on both sides, remove from pan and set aside. Sear remaining beef shanks and place all beef- shanks into the pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup Merlot wine and reduce wine by one-half.
  • Add beef stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, bring to a full boil and reduce to simmer.
  • Place fresh herbs, juniper berries, peppercorns in cheesecloth, tie with string and place in pan. Place a tight fitting lid over pan and braise 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Remove beef-shanks and hold warm. Strain beef stock and cook egg noodles in beef stock until tender.
  • Divide noodles into warm bowls and place 1 Center-Cut Beef Shank on top. Add beef broth and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Chef's Note: Use a good quality Repertoire Wine2006 2006; Harmony Cellars, Paso Robles, Calif.