Is beef shin the same as beef shank?
Herein, what cut of meat is beef shin?
Shin bone-in is a cut prepared from the lower part of either the front or rear leg. Because it comes from a well-exercised muscle, it has little fat and abundant connective tissue. Slow, moist cooking methods over a low heat break down the connective tissue and allow the bone to impart flavour.
Beside above, is Shin beef Tough or tender? Beef shin comes from the foreshank of the animal and, due to the the vast amount of work the muscle does, is full of connective tissues which makes the meat very tough.
Also question is, what is a good substitute for beef shank?
2 Answers. Oxtail would be your most likely substitute, but you have indicated you cannot obtain it. The next best choice (of those widely available) is probably chuck, which is the shoulder muscle, and is well worked and flavored. It requires low and slow cooking for best results, much like shanks and tail do.
What is beef shin called in America?
Beef Shin. + Larger Image. Also known as the shank, it is a cut of beef taken from the front lower leg of a steer.