Lemony Beef Shanks

Course : Crockpot
Serves: 6
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12 ounces beer
6 ounces tomato paste
1/4 cup Wondra flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cloves garlic -- minced
1 medium onion -- thinly sliced
1/2 pound fresh white mushrooms -- sliced
3 medium carrots -- peeled and sliced
1 1/4 pounds red potatoes -- scrubbed/in 1 inch cubes
2 1/2 pounds beef shank -- trimmed of fat
1 can beer
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation / Directions:

In a 3 1/2 quart electric slow cooker, mix together the beer and tomato paste. Whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and garlic until well-blended. Stir in the onion, mushrooms, carrots and potatoes. Add the beef shanks and push down into the vegetable mixture. Cover and cook on Low heat setting for 8 1/2-9 hours or until the beef and potatoes are tender. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice just before serving.

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