Congratulations! You've stumbled upon the oft overlooked cross-cut beef shank. This is perhaps the most underrated cut of beef, but there are lots of reasons you should consider trying it today:
- Lean. Makes for a great high-protein-low-fat meal
- Rich. Beef. Flavor.
- Marrow included! That cross-cut leg bone is filled with succulent marrow
- Low cost per pound (less than $3/lb Steakhouse and $4/lb Organic)
- Easy. Just braise (slow cook) it, or, get a little more creative
With all that going for it, the value proposition of a good beef shank is forever in your flavor. Try it in a stew, a soup, osso buco, a simple moist-heat braise, or what may be Ron Burgundy's favorite style, Beef Bergundy (Bourguignon). Did we mention osso buco?
Our Beef Shanks come two per package and, like all beef shanks, are cut from the Shank Primal, which is a portion of the leg and is used extensively for moooovement (like playing fetch).
Watch Chefs Lon Symensma (ChoLon Owner/Executive Chef, Culinary Olympics silver medalist and American Culinary Federation National Junior Chef of the Year winner) and Fernando Riuz (a Food Network Chopped Champion, Guy's Grocery Games Champion and Beat Bobby Flay victor) discuss their thoughts on some of the less mainstream cuts of beef, including Beef Shank near the end of the video:
Organic Grass Fed & Finished Beef
Certified USDA Organic cattle are raised on 100% Organic Grass from ween while grazing in open pastures, never in a feed lot. Very lean beef with little to no fat content. Always Antibiotic and Hormone free.
Prosper Steakhouse Beef
Cattle are fed an optimized mixture of Grass, Organic Grass, Corn and Distillers Corn Grain. Raised and marketed for high end steakhouses, you can enjoy the same top notch quality at home from Prosper Meats with our Prosper Steakhouse cuts. Always Hormone free.
Need home cooking inspiration? Check out our Recipe page for preparing mouth-watering meals.