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Smoked Wagyu Beef Shank

September 24, 2021
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Photo by Double8Cattle
  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Cook time 20 hours
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

This falls-off-the-bone Wagyu beef shank is beyond delicious! The shank is covered in a BBQ rub and smoked overnight. The flavorful Wagyu beef is then shredded and served! This recipe is perfect for backyard BBQs, game day, and family gatherings! Try this tasty recipe today! —Double8Cattle

What You'll Need
  • 1 (6-7 LB) Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Whole Beef Shank
  • 2 cups Beef Tallow (substitutes: beef broth or red wine)
  • 3/4 cup Beef Tallow (substitutes: beef broth or red wine)
  1. Tools - Smoker or Grill, Boning Knife, Aluminum Half Size Pan, Aluminum Foil, Disposable Gloves, Cutting Board, Instant-Read Thermometer, Large Disposable Container
  2. FIRST STEP Take the Fullblood Wagyu beef whole shank out of the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator 48 hours before starting this recipe.
  3. PREPARING THE SMOKED FULLBLOOD WAGYU BEEF WHOLE SHANK Trim the excess fat and silver skin off the Fullblood Wagyu beef whole shank. Season the whole shank liberally with your BBQ rub of choice, and place the shank in a half size aluminum pan. Allow the rub to adhere to the shank for 30 minutes. Preheat your smoker or grill (depending on which one you are using) to 190°F. Once the smoker is preheated, place the half size pan with the whole shank into the smoker. Allow it to smoke overnight (approximately 12 hours). The next morning, check the internal temperature of the shank using an instant-read thermometer. Once the internal temperature has reached about 165°F and the bark is a deep mahogany color, remove the shank from the smoker. NOTE: Keep the shank in the aluminum pan when you take it out of the smoker.
  4. FINAL STEPS Pour the beef tallow in with the shank, and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Increase the smoker (or grill) temperature to 275°F, and place the shank back in the smoker for 4-6 hours. Once the internal temperature of the beef reaches approximately 208°F degrees (when the beef feels like it is falling apart), remove the shank from the smoker. Remove the aluminum foil, and pour the pan liquid into a large disposable container. Allow the smoked whole shank to rest on a cutting board for at least 45 minutes. When ready to eat, shred the Wagyu beef, serve, and enjoy!

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