Beef shanks are cut from either the hind legs or forelegs of the steer. Due to its size, the beef shank cut from the hind legs tend to be meatier than if cut from the foreleg. Beef shanks are great for slow cooking and because of the meat flavor and bone marrow, they provide great flavor for soup!
Beef osso buco is a slow cooker classic which uses beef shanks as it's main ingredient!
Beef shanks are approximately 2" in height and vary on size based on where on the leg it is cut from.