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Braised Lamb Shanks

Category: Beef, Pork & Other Meats
Servings: 6
Prep + Cooking Time: 3 Hrs 40 Minutes

Ingredients: (Conversion Chart)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks, trimmed and each cut into 2 pieces
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 leeks, white part only, halved lengthwise, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a heavy ovenproof Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add lamb, season with pepper, and cook until brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. Transfer lamb to platter.
  3. To Dutch oven, add leek, carrot, and garlic; saute until vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes (with juice), bay leaf, and thyme. Add lamb and broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cover Dutch oven and place on middle rack of preheated oven. Cook 2 to 3 hours, or until meat is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Info:

363 calories (42g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 11g fat, 357mg sodium) per serving

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