Lamb Shanks Braised with Tomato

  • jenfur13 Posted: 01/14/10
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    this is AMAZING. so easy, and pretty fool-proof. the only change i made was that i used half fresh diced tomatoes. it was so tender, fall of the bone, perfectly cooked. i served it with mashed new potatoes and wilted spinach. this is DEFINITELY going in the permanent file.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 01/16/10
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    I didn't think this would work since I had to brown my lamb shanks in my dutch oven pot and they weren't fitting in so well. WOW! that wasn't the case once I added the tomatoes and put them in to braise for the 1st hour and then turning them for the 2nd hour. Meat falling off the bone and delicious. I served with polenta and a side salad.

  • whirlgirl1 Posted: 11/22/09
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    Wow! Don't let the five ingredients fool you. This has a lot of flavor. It is incredibly simple to prepare. I served mashed potatoes in place of the polenta, which worked well. My husband had three helpings! Make sure to use the seasoned tomatoes. The sauce alone is reason to make this dish!

  • Jessie123 Posted: 12/05/09
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    This was easy and delicious. My husband claims it's the best lamb dish he's had. We followed the directions exactly and served with goat cheese corn grits. It was my first time cooking lamb shanks and I found it to be so easy, it just takes time. Definitely will make it again and with company next time because it came out so pretty.

  • illinicheme Posted: 01/10/10
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    Easy and very tasty. My husband, who normally isn't a big fan of lamb or braising, declared it a winner.

  • eem338787 Posted: 01/18/10
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    WOW. Fantastic. My bf said he doesn't like lamb, and was pretty unexcited for dinner. After three bites he declared it a winner, and didn't stop commenting about how good it was all night. I served it with polenta, which was delicious with the sauce. I'm so glad I made this, what a fabulous addition to my recipe box!

  • drcampbell Posted: 01/23/10
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    Loved this recipe. I am planning on making it the next time we have company over. I love lamb but have never really cooked it myself so I was nervous about trying but this recipe was so easy and turned out to be absolutely delicious.

  • Kristi1997 Posted: 05/19/10
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    This was so easy and wonderful! My 5 and 9 year old girls LOVED it!! It was requested to be packed for school lunch tomorrow and added to my recipe box.

  • koriander Posted: 07/12/10
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    My first lamb recipe and it was wonderful. The meat melted off the bone, and it was so simple to make. Used the suggestion of refridged polenta since i couldn't find instant but it took too long to soften and get the right consistancy. Next time I will do mashed potatoes.

  • Sheree3 Posted: 10/05/11
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    Repeating other reviewers, don't let the simplicity fool you - tastes expensive and complicated. Plus lamb shanks are a relatively cheap cut. I've also used this sauce with pan-fried tofu for a vegetarian entree, and served to the group along with mashed potatoes (or parsnips, cauliflower.... i bet cabbage would be good too). Good dad recipe.

  • GayleR Posted: 11/04/12
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    Greenville, NC

    An easy recipe with a lot of taste.

  • cvknapp Posted: 11/04/12
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    Absolutely delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. Served it with creamy soft polenta and kale sauteed with a little olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, and a handful of dried currants for a touch of sweetness.

  • ttsholland Posted: 11/25/13
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    I don't know if my lamb shanks were too big and therefore required a longer cooking time, but my lamb wasn't fall off the bone tender like I expected and I used a locally raised, high quality lamb. I won't be making this again.

  • MTN326 Posted: 11/22/12
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    Was simple to make and tasty--probably would do it in my slow cooker next time.

  • JessicaJJM Posted: 02/09/14
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    Oconomowoc, WI

    Would not make again. The shank meat is expensive and takes a long time to cook and not worth the effort in flavor. Was not impressed with this recipe.

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