The Best Way to Prepare Beef Shanks

By Bill Cavanaugh

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Cut Name: Beef Shank 
NAMP Guide Number: 117 (Foreshank) 
Bone in/Boneless: You can get a roast boneless, but then you'd be missing out on that sweet, sweet marrow 
Other names: Shin, Hock, Hough, Jarret Arriere, Chambarete 
Best Cooking Method: Braise, stew, smoke if you're feeling adventurous

As this is the first in a series of meat cut highlights, I figured I would come out the gate strong by casting some light on what I feel is the most maligned and misunderstood of all cuts of beef: the shank. The lowest part of the animal, it seems that it occupies some of the lowest places on the menu. This weird looking bone-surrounded-by-meat has a well deserved reputation of being tough and dry when cooked improperly, but with a little love and understanding it can yield some of the most amazing dishes a home cook can produce.

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