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This recipe is comfort food for sure and you get all of the benefits of cooking the meat on the bone. It is incredibly flavorful and surprisingly easy. If you can find fresh grass-fed beef shanks, great. If not, you can order them here…
You can certainly do this in a stock pot but you will have to cook it for 2-3 hours.
4 Grass fed beef shanks
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3-4 carrots, sliced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, chopped into large chunks
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay eaves
1 can organic diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups beef or chicken broth (preferably homemade)
1/2 cup red wine (optional)
About 30 minutes before you are ready to prepare, generously salt the shanks on both sides. Do not skip this step.
Set InstantPot to saute and add coconut oil. When heated, brown shanks on both sides and set aside.
Add carrots and onions and saute until softened. Add the garlic and cabbage and mix together.
Set InstantPot to Meat/Stew and add beef shanks back in to the pot along with the broth and wine, if using. Top with the tomatoes. Cook for 60 minutes then do a quick release.