Manx Broth

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Beef shank, leek, celery and turnip flavor this hearty broth from Isle Of Man (where I grew up!)

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 3 quarts water

  • 1 pound beef shank

  • ½ cup pearled barley

  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped

  • ½ turnip, peeled and chopped

  • 1 leek, sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the beef shank, barley, carrot, turnip, leek and celery. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer gently over medium heat for 2 hours. Remove the shank from the pot and cut the meat into small pieces. Return the meat to the pot, and discard the bone. Return to a boil and then stir in the parsley. Serve very hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 369mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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