Pulled Lamb Sandwiches with Goat Cheese, Arugula, and Caramelized Onions

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr.
Total: 2 hr. 20 min.
Savory lamb shanks, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula, and caramelized onions comprise this outstanding sandwich.


  • 2 to 3 American lamb shanks (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 8 slices rustic bread, toasted, or 4 crisped tortillas
  • 1 container (5 to 6 ounces) spreadable goat cheese
  • 2 cups arugula or baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced, or 4 bottled roasted red bell peppers, drained


  • In a kettle, combine lamb shanks with broth, chili powder and 1 onion, sliced. Cover; bring to a boil. Simmer 2 hours or until lamb is tender.
  • Remove shanks from broth and when cool enough to handle, pull meat off bones into shredded pieces.
  • Slice remaining onion; gently sauté in oil over medium heat until sweet and caramelized.
  • Spread bread with goat cheese. Stack 4 slices with arugula, tomatoes, shredded lamb and caramelized onions. Close sandwiches. If preferred, stack all ingredients on tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 786
  Calories from Fat 395 (50%)
(68%)Total Fat 44g
(90%)Saturated Fat 18g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
(56%)Cholesterol 168mg
(26%)Sodium 619mg
(33%)Potassium 1165mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(121%)Protein 60g
* 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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