Friday, February 25, 2011


Ok folks, you will thank me for this later, trust me! I found this recipe in Better Homes Mag., but I altered it for the crockpot, my faithfulist of cooking partners:) If you want the normal recipe, you're gonna have to call me, too much for me to type.

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushroom & Olives
2 Tbsp olive oil
I used a Beef Chuck Roast (4lbs.) (or 4 bone-in beef shanks 1 1/4 in. thick)
salt & pepper
2 large onions, chopped (2 cups)
2 med. carrots, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1- 14 1/2 oz can undrained diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 cup beef broth
12 oz cremini or button mushrooms (I used mushrooms), quartered or halved
3/4 cup pitted assorted olives
gnocchi (is optional, but I used it & loved it!)
1 recipe Fresh Herb Topper:
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsely
2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel (I used Lemon Peel spice)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Sprinkle beef with salt & pepper. Put in crockpot. Add onions, carrots, and garlic. Add wine, tomatoes, beef broth. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Last half hour add in the gnocchi, mushrooms, and olives. To serve, sprinkle the Fresh Herb Topper on top and enjoy!

Seriously loved this recipe!!


cherk said...

looks good, love slowcooker recipes, they make everything so easy

bobbione8y said...

okay. that does sound yummy.

you could invite a DATE over for some of that :)

Karen said...

YEAH, at date!!!!!!

I'll give this a whirl!

Jamie said...

sadly, this does not make the cut for my "three ingredients one pan" requirement. however, it does sound are getting quite fancy with your cooking!

Chris said...

Carey, how could it not?? It is all in the crockpot!! One pot! And....where would I be getting this date? ???