Fennel & Tomato Lamb Shanks for Kids

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by djmastermum

This is an easy, healthy recipe that the whole family will love. Don't be scared to substite the lamb shanks for another cut of meat if you don't like lamb. Chuck steak or gravy beef (stewing steak) would go well.

Top Review by Chez 4411 chef

Very delicious ,however the flavor of the fennel was muted. I cut the recipe in half for DH and I and served with mashed potatoes. Oven baked for over 3 hr and the meat was falling off the bone tender. Next time maybe shorten cooking time so vege doesn't fall to mush.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place seasoned flour into a plastic bag, add lamb shanks and toss to coat.
  2. Shake off excess flour. Heat oil in a large oven-top casserole or deep frying pan over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Add lamb shanks and cook, turning often, until well browned. Remove to a plate.
  4. Add remaining oil, garlic and onion to pan and cook, stirring often for 3 minutes or until onion is soft.
  5. Add fennel and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  6. Return lamb shanks to pan, add tomatoes and stock and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine, cover and simmer,.
  7. stirring and turning lamb shanks occasionally, over medium-low heat for 1 hour.
  8. Remove cover and cook for 10 minutes to reduce cooking liquid slightly.
  9. Serve lamb shanks with mashed potatoes and lemon wedges.

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