Chilly Winter's Eve Lamb Shank Supper

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr. 30 min.
Total: 3 hr. 15 min.
Warm up on a cold winter's night with this soul-soothing bowl of hearty lamb stew.


  • 4 lamb foreshanks
  • Salt and coarse pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 fennel, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4-inch thick (do not use solid center)
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) light to medium beer
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chopped petite tomatoes and juice
  • 1 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 bay leaves


  • Generously season shanks with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Brown shanks on all sides until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from pan and place in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Pour out liquid from pan.
  • In same skillet, combine garlic, carrots, onion and fennel; sauté for 6 to 8 minutes to lightly brown, stirring occasionally. Mix in beer or broth, tomatoes and juice, chicken broth, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Pour over shanks. Braise in 375°F oven for 2-1/2 hours. Baste shanks with sauce and turn them over every 45 minutes. Serve lamb in large, low-sided soup bowls with broth and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 463
  Calories from Fat 189 (41%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(42%)Cholesterol 125mg
(39%)Sodium 943mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(24%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(74%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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