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Winterfest Slow Cooker Beef Shanks

A terrific way to use that 'odd' cut of beef. Traditionally in my family these were the ingredients to make a hearty beef soup for a cold winter day. Over the years it has been adapted to a full course meal but still served on those cold winter days.

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6hrs 15mins
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  • In 5 qt or larger slow cooker, combine carrots, onions, turnips/rutabaga, potatoes, bay leaf, pepper and thyme.
  • Coat beef shanks with flour, place on top of veggies in a single layer.
  • Pour in broth.
  • Cover and cook at low setting until beef is so tender it pulls away from bones 6 to 8 hours.
  • Carefully lift beef and veggies to warm deep platter and keep warm.
  • Skim and discard fat from cooking liquid, then blend in cornstarch mixture. (Cornstarch and water).
  • Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook, stirring 2-3 times, until sauce is thickened (10-12 min).
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Spoon a little of the sauce over beef and veggies.
  • Serve remaining sauce in a bowl to add to taste.
  • Makes 4 servings.
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  1. charolette33
    Great flavor. Easy and delicious. The kids and hubbie loved it!
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  2. Cheerrios
    A terrific way to use that 'odd' cut of beef. Traditionally in my family these were the ingredients to make a hearty beef soup for a cold winter day. Over the years it has been adapted to a full course meal but still served on those cold winter days.
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