This recipe came from one of the first cookbooks I ever bought, "Casserole Cookbook". The price is still on the cover-$1.25- so you can only imagine how many years I have been cooking and enjoying these shanks.
Heat the butter in a flameproof casserole, add the onion and bacon and saute until golden brown, remove from the casserole. Roll the lamb shanks in flour and brown evenly all over in remaining fat in casserole. Return the onion and bacon to the casserole, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover the casserole and cook in a moderate to slow oven for about 2 hours or until the shanks are tender. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.