Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomato

Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomato Recipe
Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Tiziana Agnello


4 servings (serving size: 1 shank and 3/4 cup sauce)
Total time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Monofat 4.8 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 11.7 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 89 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 439 mg
Calcium 64 mg


4 (12-ounce) lamb shanks, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup dry red wine
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle lamb with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Add lamb to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan. Add garlic to pan; sauté 15 seconds. Add wine; cook 2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Return lamb to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Turn lamb over; simmer 1 hour or until meat is done and very tender. Place lamb on a plate; cover loosely with foil. Skim fat from surface of the sauce. Bring to a boil; cook 10 minutes or until thickened. Return lamb to pan; cook 4 minutes or until lamb is thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley.


This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light December, 2009 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

November 2012
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