Wild boar shanks with garlic bacon veggies

Posted on March 29, 2013


This is another slow cooker recipe I love.  It takes a while to cook, but there is very little prep involved so you can stick it in the crock pot, and go about your day.  If you can’t find wild boar you can always just use regular pork.  I love using shanks because they are a fairly inexpensive cut of meat, and you get a lot of use out of them.  Generally one shank will feed one person.  Later, use the bones to make a stock.

For shanks:

2 wild boar shanks

2 cups pork or beef stock

1/2 onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, smashed

1 bay leaf

1 tsp herbs de provence

salt and pepper

In a large crock pot, add all ingredients, coating shanks well with herbs, salt and pepper.  Cook on medium/low for three to four hours, basting occasionally.  Serve with veggies and whipped cauliflower.

For veggies:

1 cup baby carrots

1 cup brussel sprouts halved

3 slices thick cut uncured bacon (I used duck bacon)

1 Tbsp butter from pastured cows or other paleo friendly fat

1 tsp minced garlic

pinch red pepper flakes

pinch herbs de provence

salt and pepper

In a large heavy skillet, Heat butter until sizzling.  Chop bacon into small pieces and brown until it begins to crisp and fat renders out.  Add veggies and season with all other ingredients.  Cook, tossing frequently until veggies are caramelized and brown, but not mushy.  Enjoy!


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