Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This made the house smell heavenly, a perfect cool weather dish. The meat literally falls off the bones. Mashed potatoes as an accompaniment is a must. The total cooking time is actually 2 hours 15 minutes, adding in the time to thicken the sauce the total cooking time is 2 1/2 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour and pepper in large ziplock bag (I used a freezer bag).
  2. Dredge lamb shanks in flour.
  3. Thinly slice onion, mince garlic.
  4. Heat oil in large frying pan.
  5. Fry shanks until golden brown on each side.
  6. Turn with tongs.
  7. Place shanks in Dutch Oven, or large oven proof pot with lid.
  8. Add minced garlic and bay leaves to pot.
  9. Add onion slices to frying pan.
  10. Cook stirring occasionally until onion is soft.
  11. Add red wine to frying pan.
  12. Cook stirring occasionally until slightly syrupy, approximately five minutes.
  13. Pour onion mixture over shanks.
  14. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over shanks.
  15. Pour beef stock into pot.
  16. Cook in 375 F oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  17. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  18. If desired sauce may be thickened by removing lamb shanks to plate and simmering sauce on stove top for 15 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon.
  19. Return shanks to sauce to rewarm.


Most Helpful

I was making roast lamb often, but the price went up, so I tried shanks, using this recipe. It's SOO delicious, my husband prefers it to the roast! Before, we only got lamb shanks when we'd ocassionally go to a Greek restaurant, but now I can make them proudly at home, ty!

cheetah_zone June 01, 2014

This was great! I was out of beef stock and only had a small can of cream of celery soup so I used that 1:1 with water and then used the same amount required as the beef stock. I only made three shanks and cooked it for 1 hour and 40 min and it was perfect!

Jodi G. November 27, 2013

Delicious! Finally found a recipe without tomato. Worked perfectly in the crockpot for 3 hrs. on high. Lovely aroma with succulent results. Devine!

elle in CT March 18, 2013

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