Follow our instructions for best results!
Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet or braiser that is oven safe. Brown beef shanks on both sides (about 10-12 minutes). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
To the hot skillet or braiser add in diced onions, carrots, celery, mushroom and garlic and sauté until vegetables are soften and fragrant (about 10-12 minutes).
Stir in tomato paste and deglaze the pan with wine. Allow wine to reduce until about half. Add broth, bay leaves and fresh thyme. Also add the beef shanks back into the braiser. Snuggle the beef in the sauce. Cover
Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Flip beef about half way through. Serve with fresh thyme and mashed potatoes or polenta for an authentic Italian meal!