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Easy Braised Beef Shank

Follow a 4-step process to slow-cook Easy Braised Beef Shank to perfection. Tender, collagen-rich meat, falling off the bone, makes an affordable, nourishing meal at any time of the year!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment (choose one)

  • Cast iron skillet with a lid
  • Dutch oven
  • Crock pot


  • 1 tablespoon tallow butter, ghee, or other cooking fat
  • 4 pieces beef shank 1-inch thick
  • 2-3 cups bone broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus extra as needed


  • Heat cooking fat in a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet (with lid) or Dutch oven. Once smoking, brown both sides of the beef shanks, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Pour broth over shanks. Season with salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat and cover with lid, leaving a small opening for the steam to escape.
  • Cook over low heat for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve warm in broth, with extra fat as needed.


Crockpot option: Place meat in the bottom of a slow-cooker, pour broth over and season with salt. Cover with the lid and turn on low. Cook for 4-6 hours until easily falls off the bone.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Easy Braised Beef Shank Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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