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Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks

You can make this dish with lamb shanks or stew meat. Perfect for a cold winter day. A nice change of pace from your everyday chicken.

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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 large Spanish onion, cut into large dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into large dice
  • 1 large fennel bulb, fronds cut off, and diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, stems removed and chopped


Preheat oven to 300° F.

  1. Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven to medium heat. Lightly coat the pan with olive oil. Season lamb shanks with salt and pepper. Sear shanks in pan until golden brown and caramelized (about 10 minutes). Remove the lamb and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, carrot, fennel, and garlic to the pan and saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and lightly brown as it coats the veggies(about 3 minutes). Add the white wine, chicken broth, and rosemary and place shanks back in the pan.
  4. Cover the pan and braise the lamb until the meat is very soft (about 2 hours).
  5. Uncover pot, simmer until meat is very tender, about 30 minutes more.
  6. Transfer shanks to platter. Boil sauce in pot until thickened about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and spoon over shanks. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 shank
  • Calories: 582
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35.6 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 114 mg
  • Fat Content: 26.6 g
  • Fiber Content: 8.1 g
  • Protein Content: 36.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 2064 mg
  • Sugar Content: 11.3 g