Best Ever Braised Beef Shanks in Pomegranate Juice w/ Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes



Braised Beef Shanks

Beef shanks, 2 lbs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Dashes of salt and black pepper 
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup red onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon each, bottled crushed- Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups water
16 oz POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

Place soup or large pot on stove over high heat. After pot is hot, add olive oil, heat and add beef shanks. Brown beef on each side for about 5 minutes. Add celery, red onions, garlic, Rosemary, Marjoram, Thyme, salt, black pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, cover, then lower heat to a simmer. Let cook for 1 hour. After an hour, drain all the liquid through a colander, but keep all the vegetables with the beef. Return to stove, turn up heat to high and add the POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. 

Slices should be super tender. Add to a serving dish and drizzle the pomegranate sauce and vegetables over the beef. Serve with Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes.

Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

5 red potatoes, medium sized
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup evaporated milk
4 Tablespoons butter
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 450. Place garlic in a baking pan and place in hot oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and peel off outer skin layer.  Set aside

Peel and chop red potatoes. Rinse clean. Place in a pot and cover with cold water. Boil uncovered over medium high heat for approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.

Add the potatoes, garlic, milk, butter, and salt and pepper to mixing bowl. Use electric mixer to beat until light and creamy, but try to keep tiny bits of potatoes for texture.

Spoon potatoes into a serving dish and top potatoes and beef shanks with fresh parsley.

Serves 4 to 5, add your favorite vegetable or salad

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Our recipe for Braised Beef Shanks with Pomegranate Juice is amazingly super tender and loaded with the fruity taste of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. The Ultimate Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes are the perfect match to our beef shanks. Just like "The Wire" this dish will leave you wanting more!

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