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Braised Elk Shank with Spring Vegetables

Traeger Kitchen


Braised Elk Shank with Spring Vegetables

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Hours

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Big Game Blend

Slow-braising an elk shank turns a traditionally tough cut into a supremely tender meat. Fresh herbs and roasted vegetables elevate the flavor on this wild game dish.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 2

      Place an extra-large cast iron pan in Traeger, close lid and allow to preheat for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • 3

      Season shanks with salt and pepper. Place enough canola oil to cover bottom of preheated pan.
    • 4

      Place shanks in pan and close lid.
    • 5

      Cook for 5 minutes and turn shanks, close lid and continue cooking. Repeat until shanks are deeply caramelized on all sides.
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    • 6

      Add all aromatics to pan with shanks, then the red wine and then enough stock to cover 3/4 of the shanks. Cover with foil and reduce heat on grill to 325℉.
    • 7

      Cook shanks for 6 to 8 hours or until a wooden skewer inserted in the meat slides in and out very easily and meat pulls away from bone. Check shanks after 4 hours and add more stock if needed.
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    • 8

      Remove foil from shanks and turn grill to smoke. Smoke for an additional 20 minutes.
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    • 9

      Remove shanks from grill to platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
    • 10

      To make a sauce, strain braising liquid into a sauce pan and reduce until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • 11

      Serve shanks with sauce and a mixture of grilled or sautéed vegetables such as radish, broccoli rabe, spring onions, and baby carrots. Enjoy!

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