Lamb Shanks Deluxe Recipe

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I got this recipe from my mom. The lamb shanks are so tender and make a deliciously flavored gravy. —Sue Draheim
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 lamb shanks (about 12 ounces each)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups beef consomme
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into chunks

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 393 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 2,082 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Rub lemon and garlic over the lamb shanks; let stand for 10 minutes. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 3/4 cup flour, salt and pepper. Add shanks, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown lamb in oil over medium-high heat. Transfer to a shallow roasting pan. Stir the remaining flour into the skillet; cook and stir until browned. Stir in the consomme, water and vermouth until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Stir in the onion. Pour over lamb. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn shanks; add the carrots and celery. Cover and bake 1 hour longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
TEST KITCHEN TIPTrim the fat from the shanks before cooking. Thicken juices for gravy if desired.
Originally published as Lamb Shanks Deluxe in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p122

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 393 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 2,082 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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