Beef Shin


Beef shin comes from the bottom section of either the front or rear leg of the cow. It contains some gristle and connective tissue, as it is a well-worked part of the animal. While this makes beef shin unsuitable for quick cooking, as it will not be tender, it makes for a fabulous meat to stew. If you cook beef shin long and slow, the gristle and fat will turn to jelly, which will add body and deep flavour to the braising liqueur.

We source local meat from farms in Wiltshire, Somerset and the South West. The Black Farmer makes sure that we get the absolute best and most sustainable breeds for the season. Our free range cows feed on grass and lead happy lives in the great British countryside. By working with local produce and farmers, we promote and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating. This reduces animal stress and lowers food miles as much as possible.

Product photography is representative only.  As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary.  Weights and portions will be as stated.

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Unlock the full potential of this underrated gem and discover the joy of savoring the hearty, comforting flavors of The Black Farmer Beef Shin. Embrace the art of slow cooking and relish in the knowledge that you’re supporting sustainable farming practices with every delightful bite. Sourced from responsibly raised cattle, this cut embodies the essence of deep, robust flavors and meltingly tender textures, our Beef Shin is perfect for slow-cooking, allowing the meat to become succulent and fall-off-the-bone tender. Whether braised, stewed, or simmered in a savory broth, this cut transforms into a delectable dish that will warm your soul.
To ensure optimal freshness and quality, it is recommended to store the bag of Beef Shin properly. Place the bag in the refrigerator at a temperature below 40°F (4°C). Ensure that the bag is tightly sealed to prevent any potential contamination or exposure to air. Stored correctly, the Beef Shin can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days. For longer-term storage, you can freeze the Beef Shin. Transfer the meat to airtight freezer-safe containers or resealable plastic bags, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Frozen Beef Shin can maintain its quality for approximately 3-4 months.
This pack contains 400g-1kg of Beef Shin.
Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in needs to go in plastic recycling.


To cook beef shin, follow these short instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
2. Start by seasoning the beef shin with salt and pepper, rubbing it all over the meat.
3. Heat a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil and sear the beef shin on all sides until browned. This step helps seal in the flavors.
4. Remove the beef shin from the pot and set it aside temporarily.
5. Add chopped onions, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook them until they begin to soften, usually around 5 minutes.
6. Return the beef shin to the pot and add enough beef broth or stock to cover the meat by about halfway.
7. Add any desired herbs and spices, such as bay leaves, thyme, or rosemary, to enhance the flavor.
8. Bring the liquid to a simmer, cover the pot, and transfer it to the preheated oven.
9. Let the beef shin braise in the oven for about 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the meat becomes tender and easily pulls apart.
10. After the cooking time, remove the pot from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
11. Carefully remove the beef shin from the pot and slice or shred it as desired.
12. Serve the beef shin with the braising liquid and vegetables as a delicious main dish.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the beef shin. It’s always a good idea to check for doneness by testing the meat with a fork. If it easily falls apart, it’s ready to be served.


Nutiritional information typical values per 100g,

as sold
Energy 209 kCal
Fat 7.1 g
of which saturates 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
of which sugars 0 g
Fibre 0 g
Protein 35.5 g
Salt 0 g

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