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Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomato

Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Total time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 shank and 3/4 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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