Braised Lamb Shanks

 In Sage Mountain Beef

The most tender, fall off the bone Lamb Shanks braised in a Bourguignon inspired red wine gravy that will not leave you wanting! This full bodied, luxurious recipe gives comfort food new meaning and was worth every moment it took to prepare it. Definitely changed the way I feel about lamb and introduced my pallet to a symphony of new flavors.


Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes


2 T. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (divided)
4-6  Sage Mountain Lamb Shanks trimmed of excess fat
1 Large White Onion diced
6-10 Garlic Cloves minced
2 Large Carrots sliced
1 Pinch Course Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
1/4 cup Flour
2 cups Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Red Wine (a good quality Merlot, Pinot Noir or Chianti –optional. Substitute with extra stock)
14 oz Passata (home-made tomato puree or Tomato Sauce)
2 T. Organic Tomato Paste
2 Beef Bouillon Cubes crushed
1 t. Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
2 T. Fresh Parsley finely chopped (divided)
2 Bay Leaves
Salt & Pepper to season



1.  Wash and pat dry Lamb Shanks with paper towel.

2. Heat 1 T. of oil in a heavy based pot. I used a cast iron skillet to brown and transferred to a large pot to boil.

3. Sear two shanks in the hot oil until browned on all sides.  When done, set aside and repeat with remaining shanks and oil.

4. Transfer remaining shanks to plate, tent with foil to keep warm, and set aside.

5. To the pan juices, saute the carrots and diced onions until softened (about 3 minutes), then add garlic and cook for 1 minute,

6.  Add the Lamb Shanks back into the pot. Sprinkle with flour, toss well and cook 4-5 minutes to brown.

7. Transfer to large pot, scraping out all the goodness with it. Season with 1 t. course salt and 1/2 t. ground pepper.

8. Add stock, wine, tomato puree, tomato paste, bullion and herbs.

9. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the meat is falling apart.

10. While cooking, cut and boil potatoes, to pair with mashed potatoes.

11. Garnish with parsley and serve with mashed potatoes or rice. If needed, add more flour to thicken gravy.


Give thanks…. and enjoy!


How Are Sage Mountain Beef Lamb Shanks Different?

Our Lamb Shanks are pre-cut by our butcher.

Assuring that our Lamb Shanks are fall-off-the-bone good!


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