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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

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


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


Add the remaining ingredients, except potatoes, carrots and beans


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


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


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


Serve with crusty bread rolls, couscous, rice or pasta