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Beef shanks

What are beef shanks?

About the ingredient beef shanks. Including 9 recipes with beef shanks, and where to find it.



The beef shank is the shank (or leg) portion of a steer or heifer.

Due to the constant use of this muscle by the animal it tends to be tough, dry, and sinewy, so is best when cooked for a long time in moist heat.

As it is very lean, it is widely used to prepare very low-fat ground beef. Due to its lack of sales, it is not often seen in shops. Although, if found in retail, it is very cheap and a low-cost ingredient for beef stock. Beef shank is a common ingredient in soups.

Where found

Beef shanks is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

In Chinese:牛肉柄
British (UK) term: Beef shanks
en français:jarrets de bœuf
en español:Pierna de res

Recipes using beef shanks

There are 9 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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