Pork Shank, Beer Marinated Pork Shank Tacos,

 Here you have a delicious Mexican Recipe to enjoy with your family any day of the week.  I hope you can give it a try. (I’m cooking this for my whole family, so I’m using lots of meat, feel free to reduce the ingredients to adapt it to your own liking.)


  • 20 lbs pork shanks (serves a family of  15+)

Ingredients to make the marinate:

  • 2 beers (1.2 ml each)
  • 1 large onion
  • 10 large garlic cloves
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp dry thyme
  • 1 tbsp dry marjoram 
  • 1 tbsp maggi sauce
  • 2-3 cubes of beef bouillon seasoning 

To cook the shanks:

  • Maggi Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • 1 onion cut in chunks
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 6-9 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 oranges

To serve the Tacos:

  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges
  • Salsa

In the blender add all the ingredients to make the marinate. Blend them on high and once the sauce is ready  pour the sauce over the Pork Shanks . 

With a knife, poke each pork shank a few times each, so the marinate can get inside the meat of the shank as well.   

Cover the Pork Shanks with aluminum foil and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, if you have more time, please marinate them for a longer time. (overnight will be even better!)

I'm going to cook my shanks in a steamer, but if you prefer you can broil them or bake them.

Fill the steamer with enough water, just below the steamer rack. Place a layer of pork shanks in the steamer on top of the steamer rack, then season them with maggi sauce, and soy sauce, on top the shanks all add in a few onion chunks, some garlic cloves and two or three sprigs of fresh rosemary.   Then add another layer of pork shanks and season them with more maggi sauce, soy sauce, also add more onion, more garlic and more rosemary, continue to repeat this step until you have all the shanks in the steamer and they are well seasoned with the maggi and soy sauce.  Add the juice of two oranges on top, then cover with a lid and cook on medium-high heat for about 2 hours or until the meat is super tender.

You will know the pork shanks are done, when the meat starts falling off the bone.

You can either serve them with a side of rice and beans, and some pico de gallo and salsa. Or you can serve them in tacos like I did!

Serve the meat in corn tortillas, top them with chopped onion and chopped cilantro, and top with your favorite salsa. 

And that’s it!