Asian Beef Shanks and Vegetables
Now you can make this favorite takeout dish in your slow cooker! Let spiced beef shanks simmer all day alongside veggies, then serve over rice for an Asian-inspired meal.
If using a slow cooker with a sauté function, omit skillet. Heat oil in cooker on sauté setting. Add meat, half at a time, and cook until browned. Drain off fat. Continue as directed in Step 2.
Use a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker. For electric cooker, use sauté setting to brown meat; for stove-top cooker, brown meat directly in the pot. Drain off fat. Add mushrooms, carrots, onion, and garlic. Omitting tapioca, stir in next six ingredients (through dried peppers) and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 30 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
For electric and stove-top models, let stand to release pressure naturally, at least 15 minutes, or according to manufacturer's directions. If necessary, carefully open steam vent to release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat and vegetables, discarding bones.
For sauce, combine 1 Tbsp. each cornstarch and cold water; stir into cooking liquid. For electric cooker, heat to simmering on sauté setting; for stove-top cooker, bring to simmering over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add bok choy. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Combine meat mixture and sauce and serve over rice.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above, except 484 calories, 45 g carbohydrate