At Reber Rock, we believe beef shanks are the perfect meat for making a homemade soup and stock.
Our beef shanks are only cut from grass-fed cows at the Reber Rock farm, which means they contain healthier fats. Our cuts are an environmentally friendly alternative to grain-fed beef. This meat is absolutely GMO-free and doesn't contain use of steroids or hormones.
The meat in this cut surrounds the bone and is sometimes considered too tough for mealtime - something we strongly disagree with! The shanks are cut from just above the hock of the animal, usually about 2-inch thick, and add a delicious, trademark flavor to any soup or broth. For the best results, we suggest you try braising and simmering them for around three to five hours, in water or stock. This will give you that perfect, fall off the bone texture. We guarantee the wait will be well worth it when you're enjoying a meal rich in flavor and nutrition. If you're short on time and have a pressure cooker that is a handy option as well!
Did you know...this cut is used to prepare a treasured Italian dish called Ossobuco. Never shy to give food time to reach perfection, the Italians knew how to do low and slow!