Add the onions, carrots, celery sticks, mushrooms and garlic to the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
The sauce you’ll make with these wine braised lamb shanks is seriously unreal. It is so rich and flavorful. You are going to want every last drop of it. I love to serve this over mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, polenta, or rice. Anything really that can soak in this velvety smooth sauce without overpowering the ultra tender meat.
Also necessary, a crusty loaf of bread for all that sauce sopping you’ll be doing. You can cook up any of your favorite veggie sides if you’d like, but don’t forget it’s already packed with carrots and mushrooms.
A nice big Mediterranean salad served family style alongside these wine braised lamb shanks is perfect!
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
- When you’re done with dinner, let your leftover braised lamb shank come to room temp. Then, pop it in an airtight container – juices and all – and store it in your fridge for up to 3 days or your freezer for 2 months.
- When you’re ready to reheat, simply place the shank and sauce in a baking dish in a 350˚F oven until it is warm.
More Lamb Recipes
- Roasted Rack of Lamb
- Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks
- Roast Leg of Lamb
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Wine Braised Lamb Shank
This Wine Braised Lamb Shanks recipe makes tender, melt right off the bone lamb. Served with a velvety red wine sauce for a truly comforting dinner!
Calories: 546 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 lamb shanks, each shank should be about 1 to 1-1/4 pound
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 yellow onions each cut into 4 wedges
- 3 carrots, each cut into about 2-inch pieces
- 3 celery ribs, each rib cut into about 2-inch pieces
- 8 button mushrooms, each cut in half
- 5 cloves garlic, cut in half, lengthwise
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 3 2-inch sprigs fresh rosemary
- 3 3-inch sprigs fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 425˚F.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large dutch-oven skillet or a high-sided oven-proof skillet or pot.
Season lamb shanks with salt and pepper and add to hot oil. Make sure oil is hot because you want that immediate sear on the lamb shanks.
Sear the shanks on all sides until browned.
Remove lamb shanks from skillet and set aside.
Set skillet back over medium-high heat and add in remaining oil.
Add onions, carrots, celery sticks, mushrooms and garlic to the skillet; cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Slowly pour in chicken broth and stir in wine; stir to loosen all the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a boil.
Place lamb shanks back inside the pot.
Put pot in the preheated oven and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours, turning shanks over every 30 to 40 minutes, until meat is tender and internal temperature registers between 150˚F and 160˚F.
Remove pot from oven.
Remove the shanks from the pot; set aside and keep covered.
Simmer remaining sauce that’s in the skillet over medium heat until thickened to a desired consistency, about 6 to 10 minutes.
Skim off any additional fat that rises to the surface.
Taste sauce for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
Add lamb shanks back into the pot.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve over mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, polenta, or rice.
Wine Braised Lamb Shank
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Vitamin A 7778IU156%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.