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Lamb Shanks With Red Wine


Lamb Shanks With Red Wine

Lamb Shanks With Red Wine

Photo of Lamb Shanks With Red Wine © Diana Rattray
Juicy delicious lamb shanks are slow cooked to perfection with vegetables, with red wine, chicken broth, and herbs. Feel free to substitute about 1 teaspoon each of dried leaf rosemary and dried leaf thyme for the fresh herbs.

Serve these flavorful lamb shanks with mashed potatoes or a rice pilaf and a tossed salad.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or similar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 to 3 sprigs thyme


Heat oil in a large skillet or saute pan. Add the lamb shanks, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes total.

Remove to a slow cooker insert. Add onion, carrots, and celery to the skillet and cook, stirring, until onion is just tender. Add to the slow cooker, along with the garlic, wine, and chicken stock. Add the herb sprigs, cover, and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook for about 7 to 9 hours longer, or until lamb shanks are very tender. Or, cook on HIGH for about 5 to 6 hours.

Serves 4.

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