Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta Recipe

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Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta
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  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Season the shanks with salt and pepper. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add half of the shanks to the casserole and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining shanks.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the casserole. Add the onions, celery, carrots and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the vegetables are very soft and golden, 15 minutes. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil. Return the shanks and any accumulated juices to the casserole. Cover and braise in the oven for 3 hours, until the meat is very tender.
  3. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the shanks to a plate and let cool slightly. Using 2 forks, shred the meat and scrape out marrow from the bones. Add the meat and marrow to the sauce and rewarm over moderately low heat. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and serve with polenta or pasta.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 451.12 Kcal (1889 kJ)
Calories from fat 130.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
Cholesterol 88.94mg 30%
Sodium 436.69mg 18%
Potassium 1563.85mg 33%
Total Carbs 17.73g 6%
Sugars 8.66g 35%
Dietary Fiber 3.55g 14%
Protein 53.21g 106%
Vitamin C 28.3mg 47%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 5mg 28%
Calcium 92.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 80.44 Kcal (337 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.58g 22%
Cholesterol 15.86mg 30%
Sodium 77.86mg 18%
Potassium 278.84mg 33%
Total Carbs 3.16g 6%
Sugars 1.54g 35%
Dietary Fiber 0.63g 14%
Protein 9.49g 106%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 47%
Iron 0.9mg 28%
Calcium 16.5mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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