Root Beer Braised Beef Shank With Polenta

A slightly sweet, root BEER braised beef shank served with polenta.

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Servings: 3

Prep Time: 00:15

Cook Time: 02:10

Main Ingredients

5 - 2

    lbs beef shank

14 .5 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, diced

14 oz. beef broth

12 oz. not your father's root beer

medium onion, diced

1 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tbsp garlic, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp thyme

1 tbsp rosemary


2 cups corn grits

6 cups water


1Add olive oil to a heavy stock pot or dutch oven on medium heat.

2Dust beef shanks with garlic salt, thyme, rosemary and pepper.

3Sear on each sides for a few minutes, just until they darken and get a crust.

4Remove shanks from pot.

5Add onion and cook until translucent.

6Add shanks back to pot.

7Add root beer, tomatoes and broth.

8Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until meat is tender and liquid has reduced and thickened.

9About 1/2 hour before meat is finished, prepare polenta.

10Boil water with a dash of salt.

11Add corn grits and stir.

12Stir about every five minutes as it thickens.

13Add more water if needed.

14It is finished when soft.

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