Italian-Style Lamb Shanks

Italian-Style Lamb Shanks

Tender lamb shanks in red wine with onion, garlic and tomatoes.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs

Yield: 4 x lamb shanks

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  • 4 lamb shanks, trimmed (10 oz each)
  • 8 baby pickling onions, skins removed
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 (1 oz) packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste, no added salt
  • 1 tsp reduced-sodium beef stock powder
  • 1 tsp garlic stock powder
  • 1 (14 oz) can tomatoes in juice, no added salt, chopped
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, skinned and cut into quarters
  • 1 roasted yellow bell pepper, skinned and cut into quarters
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp extra water


Preheat oven to 325°F.

Place lamb shanks, onions and garlic cloves in a large casserole dish.

Combine the soup mix, wine, water, thyme, tomato paste, beef stock powder, and garlic stock powder in a bowl, then stir in the tomatoes and juice. Pour over the lamb shanks. Cover casserole. Cook in preheated oven for 1-1/2 hours, stirring once after about 1 hour.

Add the bell peppers; cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Skim any excess fat from the top of the sauce. Combine the cornstarch and water, and stir into the casserole.

Return to the oven for a further 5 to 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.


Serve with couscous or mashed potatoes.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


Casseroles like these are good made a day ahead. Cool quickly, then refrigerate. To serve, remove excess fat off the top, then reheat thoroughly.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 443 cals
Kilojoules 1,851 kJ
Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Cholesterol 136 mg
Sodium 669 mg
Carbohydrates 23.8 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Total Sugars 6.5 g
Protein 46.6 g
Calcium 73.0 mg
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