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Budget Beater Pork Shanks

Prep Time20 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 20 mins

A flavourful, low-budget favourite

 15 kg Pork shanks, cut into portions
 25 ml Seasoned cake flour
 25 ml Olive oil
 2 Onions, cut into rings
 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
 Salt and pepper to taste
 1 Small tin tomato puree
 5 ml Sugar
 250 ml Chicken stock
 2 Medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
 2 Carrots, chopped
 125 ml Green beans, cut into strips
 10 ml Chopped fresh herbs, such as sage, coriander, basil and/or parsley
1

Roll the pork shanks in the seasoned flour and fry gently in the olive oil until light and golden brown

2

Add onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are soft and transparent

3

Add the remaining ingredients, except potatoes, carrots and beans

4

Cover with a lid and simmer for 1½ - 2 hours over low heat until tender

5

Add boiling water or a little more chicken stock if the sauce cooks away

6

Add the vegetables 30 minutes before the end of the cooking period, and simmer until the pork shanks and the vegetables are soft

7

Serve with crusty bread rolls, couscous, rice or pasta