Lamb Shank & Lentil Soup

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by bluemoon downunder

A hearty, winter warming comfort food: tender lamb shanks with lentils and sweet pumpkin! Adapted from a Simply Great Meals Recipe club recipe.

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

We loved this soup! the only change I made was I added in some cayenne pepper and increased the garlic to 8 cloves, this is so good, I'm going to try it with pearl barley next time, thanks for sharing bluemoon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large (preferably non-stick) saucepan (one which you can cover, in a later step), add the lamb and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the lamb has browned; remove and set aside.
  2. Add a little more oil if it is needed (but if you are using a non-stick pan this shouldn't be necessary), then add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until they are tender.
  3. Return the lamb to the saucepan with the stock, potatoes and tomatoes and simmer covered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the undrained brown lentils, pumpkin and thyme; season to taste; and simmer uncovered for a further 30-40 minutes or until the lamb is tender.
  5. Serve - garnished with parsley - in large bowls and crusty rolls.

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