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Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef shanks and brown on both sides. Remove beef shanks from Dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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  • Add onions, carrots, and garlic to Dutch oven. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until softened. Add wine and deglaze pan by scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Add undrained tomatoes, beef broth, and beef shanks to pan. Bring to boiling.

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  • Cover and bake 2 to 3 hours, or until beef is tender, adding mushrooms the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile prepare Fresh Herb Topper.

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  • Remove beef shanks to a serving platter. Strain vegetables from cooking liquid. Stir olives into vegetables and spoon over beef shanks. Skim fat from cooking liquid and drizzle over beef shanks, vegetables, and gnocchi. Sprinkle with Fresh Herb Topper. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives)

387 calories; 20 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 666 mg sodium. 879 mg potassium; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 34 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 2964 IU vitamin a; 11 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 32 mcg folate; 5 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

Fresh Herb Topper

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  • In a small bowl combine Italian parsley, lemon peel, and garlic. Makes 1/4 cup.

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