OMG Lamb Shanks

Like most of my recipes, these lamb shanks have evolved over time from making and experimenting and adding different ingredients and quantities each time – they are now at a place where they can only be described as OMG!  My other half said they were the nicest lamb shanks he has had to date… and I agree (soooo humble lol :))!!

 Prep Time Clock Thumbnail Time: Prep: 20-30mins  Cook: 3-4hours  Serves Knife Fork Spoon Thumbnail Serves: 4


3-4 lamb shanks
1 onion – diced
3-4 cloves garlic – crushed
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup red wine
2 tablespoons fresh thyme – roughly pulled off stalks
4 tablespoons fresh rosemary – roughly pulled off stalks
2 cups beef stock
1 cup water
1 packet roast meat gravy powder
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
4 anchovy fillets – chopped
1 carrot – sliced
2 stalks of celery – sliced
1 can lentils – drained
1 can of diced tomatoes
salt & pepper
olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C
  2. Place a casserole dish on the stove top on med-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil and brown the shanks for a few mins on each side.
  3. Remove shanks from dish add a little more oil and add onion and garlic cooking for 3-5 mins until softened.
  4. Add tomato paste and cook stirring for a further 3 mins, then add wine and boil for 5 mins until alcohol has cooked out and the mixture has reduced slightly and thickened.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients, stir and then return lamb shanks to casserole dish.
  6. Cover and cook in the oven for 3-4 hours, rotating shanks occasionally until meat is tender and falling off bone.
  7. Serve on a bed of mashed potato!

OMG Lamb Shanks

OMG Lamb Shanks recipe by a conflict of ideas

OMG Lamb Shanks recipe by a conflict of ideas



6 thoughts on “OMG Lamb Shanks

    • Thanks!! I just like to add the gravy powder as it thickens the sauce up and adds a bit of extra beefy flavour – so it’s not too strong of tomato… You could perhaps just add a little cornflour at the end if you found it wasn’t thick enough for you, let me know how you go 🙂

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