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Recipe of the day: Stewed pork shank slices

This flavourful pork shank recipe is perfect for a hearty family dinner.

We’re pretty sure, stewed pork shank slices hasn’t been on your menu before, but you really should try this flavourful recipe.

Pork is one of your most nutritious meat cuts, and while it has a bad rap for being fatty, it should be noted that what looks like fat is actually skin, connective tissue and gelatine.

This delicious pork shank recipe can be ready in two hours. Serve your pork shank slices with delicious roasted vegetables, green beans and rice.

Your family will beg you to prepare this dish for them at least once a week when they get their first taste. This recipe is also ideal to make on a gas stove when there is load shedding, as it can be prepared on the stove top.

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Stewed pork shank slices

Stewed pork shank slices

This flavourful pork shank recipe is perfect for a hearty family dinner. 

  • Author: Zurie
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hour 38 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: South African


  • 1kg pork shank, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons sago (30 ml)
  • 1onion, peeled and chopped
  • 12 potatoes, chopped in large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or use fresh garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, coarse


  1. Wash the slices of pork shank well under a running tap.
  2. Put in a pot with the water and vinegar, bring to a boil, turn heat down, put lid on and simmer 1 1/2 – 2 hours until meat is fork-tender but not yet falling apart.
  3. Add the sago, onion, potato, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir through well, bring back to boil, then simmer with lid on for another 1/2 hour. The meat should now be falling off the bone and everything should be cooked through. The sago should be translucent and have thickened the sauce.
  4. Remove to a serving dish, and sprinkle over the lemon zest and parsley. Serve with rice, vegetables and salad.

Keywords: pork shank

*This recipe was found on www.food.com

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