Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks Recipe

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Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks
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  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat.
  2. Season shanks all over with the Bayou Blast (see NOTE) and brown in Dutch oven about 3 to 4 minutes per side (if using a pressure cooker, you can use a large skillet for the next couple of steps); remove to a plate.
  3. Add onion, celery, carrots, and mushrooms to Dutch oven (or skillet) and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and begin to caramelize, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and rosemary; cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add red wine and stir well, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any bits that have stuck (if using the pressure cooker, pour everything in the skillet into the pressure cooker at this time).
  6. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef stock, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper; stir well to combine.
  7. Return shanks, and any accumulated juices, to the Dutch oven or pressure cooker; cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 5 hours in the Dutch oven, stirring occasionally (1 1/2 hours in the pressure cooker).
  9. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve.
  10. NOTE: Emeril gives this recipe for his creole Essence: 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme (Bayou Blast lists the following ingredients: salt, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, mustard powder, fresh lemon peel, and other spices).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 749.92 Kcal (3140 kJ)
Calories from fat 215.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.94g 37%
Cholesterol 132.68mg 44%
Sodium 1608.49mg 67%
Potassium 2409.24mg 51%
Total Carbs 23.87g 8%
Sugars 11.07g 44%
Dietary Fiber 4.76g 19%
Protein 81.54g 163%
Vitamin C 20.2mg 34%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 8.3mg 46%
Calcium 161.1mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 86.68 Kcal (363 kJ)
Calories from fat 24.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.77g 37%
Cholesterol 15.34mg 44%
Sodium 185.91mg 67%
Potassium 278.47mg 51%
Total Carbs 2.76g 8%
Sugars 1.28g 44%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 19%
Protein 9.43g 163%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 34%
Iron 1mg 46%
Calcium 18.6mg 16%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.2
  • 16

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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