Dutch Oven Pork Shank

One of the most popular recipes made in a dutch oven in Germany is pork shanks and there is a good reason for this; It’s tasty, juicy and very cheap to make. All you need is a proper dutch oven.
This fully loaded cast iron dutch oven will easily feed a whole family at a low cost. It has everything in it to make you happy during cold winter nights.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American Barbecue, Dutch, dutch oven, German
Servings 10
Calories 844 kcal


  • 2,5 kg pork shanks
  • PitmasterX’s Classic BBQ rub
  • 40 bacon strips
  • 12 white onions sliced into rings
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 700 grams BBQ Sauce


  • Layer your cast iron dutch oven comepletely with bacon on the edge and the bottom as well.
  • Layer the bottom with onion rings.
  • Slice 2 bell peppers into strips and put them on top of the onion.
  • Season all of the pork shanks with pitmaster x classic bbq rub which you can find in the link above.
  • Set the shanks straight up in the dutch oven.
  • Add 700 grams of BBQ sauce as a moisture to prevent it from drying out.
  • Fold the bacon strips towards the middle.
  • Fire up the BBQ with a lot of heat.
  • Let te dutch oven come up to temperature for around 45 minutes and tune down the heat.
  • Simmer for 2 hours and check if they are almost fall off the bone. 90°C/194°F
  • Serve the shanks seperate on a plate with some of that bacon, onion and bell pepper on top.



Calories: 844kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 68gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 1535mgPotassium: 1402mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 611IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bacon, Beef stew, Dutch oven, dutch oven recipe, oerhammetjes, pork shank, pork stew
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