Do you need a lovely Holiday meal that’s easy and so delicious!
You can fancy this up or eat it for any weeknight dinner.
I used beef shanks.
Pat them very dry and coat them in seasoned flour (I added salt, pepper and onion, garlic powder to the flour.)
Place oil in the bottom of a heavy Dutch Oven. Get the oil hot. Then take your beef shanks and quickly sear them on both sides. Searing creates flavor and the flour will thicken your sauce.
Both sides have been seared.
I sear all the sides by using tongs.
When the shanks are seared remove them from the Dutch Oven and place them on a plate.
With Dutch Oven still hot add cut carrots and celery.
Sauté them in the drippings of the beef shanks. I added about a tablespoon of minced onions.
After the carrots and celery have begun to get warm add 2-3 tablespoons of tomato paste to the veggie mixture. I like to brown the paste a little as it adds flavor to the sauce. Sauté all of this until browned and tender.
Add about 3 cups of beef stock and bring up to a boil.
Once it boils turn the heat down and add 3/4 cup of good red wine.
Add the seared beef shanks bring up to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2-3 hours.
After 2 1/2 hours… check meat. If it is falling away from the bone. You are ready to plate it.
The sauce is rich and so delicious! Serve with red wine. Roasted potatoes or mash potatoes and peas are great side dishes.
Dress it up with a fancy tablescape for the holidays. Here I served it for our casual everyday meal.
Hope you try this delicious dish.
2 Beef Shanks the larger the better
Flour for coating the beef shanks
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder To season flour to your liking
2-3 carrots sliced
1 stalk of celery
2-3 T of Tomato Paste
3 cups of beef stock
3/4 cup of good red wine
Thank you for reading! I enjoy all your comments and appreciate each and everyone of you.
Until Next Time ~Nancy