Rating: 4 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Beautiful smoked pork shank delicious with white beans.

Recipe Summary

2 hrs 30 mins
16 hrs
18 hrs 45 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place cannellini beans in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

  • Melt butter in a heavy pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir pork shank, water, chicken stock, and bay leaves into onion mixture; bring to simmer, reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer until flavors blend, about 45 minutes.

  • Turn shank over and stir oregano, rosemary, and red pepper flakes into chicken stock mixture; add beans and stir. Return mixture to a simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer until beans are almost tender, about 1 hour. Simmer uncovered until beans are tender, about 30 minutes more. Cool to room temperature, cover the pot, and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Spoon accumulated fat from the top of the chilled bean mixture and discard fat. Remove pork shank; cut meat into slices and discard bone.

  • Stir sliced pork shank, tomato, gremolata, salt, and black pepper into bean mixture over medium heat; cook and stir until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.


Cook's Note:

Make the gremolata by using this recipe for Chef John's Gremolata.

Nutrition Facts

458 calories; protein 38.6g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 73.7mg; sodium 1189.3mg. Full Nutrition