Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

Recipe by Summerwine
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.
  • Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper.
  • In a large frying pan brown the lamb shanks on all sides in the olive oil; remove from pan and put into a large casserole dish to keep warm.
  • In the same frying pan put in the carrots, onions, garlic, bay leaves and rosemary and cook slowly until nicely colored.
  • Pour in the red wine, beef stock, and brown sugar into the frying pan and stir gently bringing it to a low boil.
  • Pour the wine mixture over the lamb shanks; top up with water if needed.
  • Cover; put in oven and cook for 2 1/2 – 3 hours until very tender.
  • Remove the lamb shanks and keep warm and skim the fat off the top of the red wine juices.
  • Mix together the cornflour with just a bit of cold water and whisk the cornflour mixture into the red wine juices until desired consistency.
  • Serve up on individual plates and enjoy.