Lamb Shanks Mediterranean

READY IN: 3hrs 55mins
lazyme
Recipe by loof751

This one-pot dish cooks low and slow to create a hearty and flavorful Greek-inspired dish. From "365 Easy One-Dish Meals"....

Top Review by lazyme

Great shanks. I made as directed but used fresh mint from the garden and used a mixture of Greek olives that I got at the deli. Simple and so good. Thanks loof for sharing. Made for ZWT9.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chop the onions, zucchini, carrots, and garlic.
  2. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat. Cook the lamb shanks, 2 at a time, turning until browned on all sides. Remove shanks to a plate.
  3. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from the pan. Add the onions and cook about 8 minutes until golden. Stir in zucchini and carrots and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic, basil, oregano, mint, tomato sauce, and wine. Heat to boiling. Add lamb shanks and press them into the sauce.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 3-3 1/2 hours, until lamb is very tender and falls away from the bone.
  6. Stir in lemon juice, olives, and pepper. Serve over orzo or rice.

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