Lamb Shanks W/ White Beans & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 20mins
- 1 lb dried white bean (navy or cannellini)
- 4 (3/4 lb) lamb shanks
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces yellow onions, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup sun-dried tomato packed in oil, drained and slivered
- 1 tablespoon oil, from sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons rosemary
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄2 cup white vermouth (not chardonnay) or 1/2 cup dry white wine (not chardonnay)
- Soak beans overnight (8 hours or more) in water to cover by 3 inches.
- Drain and pick over beans and rinse.
- Place the beans in the slow cooker.
- Trim the lamb shanks of as much visible fat and silver skin as possible.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- When hot, add the seasoned lamb shanks and brown well on all sides.
- Remove and reserve.
- Pour off excess fat from the pan.
- Reduce heat to low and add chopped onions and garlic.
- Cook over low heat until onions are softened and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir onion mixture into slow cooker with the beans.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato oil, and rosemary.
- Tuck the browned lamb shanks into the bean mixture.
- Add the stock and wine.
- Set to cook on low setting for 6 hours.
- Remove lamb shanks, degrease using a fat mop.
- Mash some of the beans if desired.
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Wish I could give this 10 stars! I did not use your posting. I have the Cuisinart 6.5 qt slow cooker and the cookbook. I was going to post the recipe, searched, and low and behold, you beat me to it! So glad you did. Hublet and I thought we were eating at a 5 star eatery in New York, thinking along the lines of "The Gramercy Tavern". We raise our own lamb and sadly we only had left was the shanks, neck meat bones, soup bones and some ground lamb. Can't wait to raise more sheep so I can make this dish again. I might with the neck anyway. I did use Great Northern beans, 'cause that's what I had. Added 2 more cloves of garlic and a little more rosemary, that I minced (recipe did not say) and used a Pinot Grigio, 'cause that's what I had. Wonderful recipe, and thanks for posting. Did you try it, you did not say?