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.
- Combine flour and pepper in large ziplock bag (I used a freezer bag).
- Dredge lamb shanks in flour.
- Thinly slice onion, mince garlic.
- Heat oil in large frying pan.
- Fry shanks until golden brown on each side.
- Turn with tongs.
- Place shanks in Dutch Oven, or large oven proof pot with lid.
- Add minced garlic and bay leaves to pot.
- Add onion slices to frying pan.
- Cook stirring occasionally until onion is soft.
- Add red wine to frying pan.
- Cook stirring occasionally until slightly syrupy, approximately five minutes.
- Pour onion mixture over shanks.
- Sprinkle Italian seasoning over shanks.
- Pour beef stock into pot.
- Cook in 375 F oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- 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.
- Return shanks to sauce to rewarm.
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!
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!
Delicious! Finally found a recipe without tomato. Worked perfectly in the crockpot for 3 hrs. on high. Lovely aroma with succulent results. Devine!