Slow-cooked red wine and garlic lamb shanks

This delicious dish will have you going back for seconds! Source: Getty.

Lamb shanks stewed in a delicious red wine sauce is a dish that will never leave your dinner guests disappointed, but there’s just something so deliciously good about this slow-cooked recipe that will make you come back to this recipe time and time again! The longer you cook the meat for, the more tender it becomes and we guarantee that this perfectly cooked lamb will simply fall off the bone.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 4 lamb shanks, trimmed
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) red wine
  • 700ml bottle Italian cooking sauce
  • 600g Sebago (brushed) potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) low-fat milk, warmed
  • 250g green beans
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh continental parsley
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, extra, crushed


  1. Heat oil in large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Season flour with salt and pepper. Coat lamb in flour, shaking off excess. Cook in pan, turning often, for 5-6 minutes, then remove from pan.
  2. Pour wine into the same pan. Cook for 2 minutes then stir in cooking sauce and bring to a simmer. Return lamb shanks to pan. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 1-1 1/2 or until lamb is very tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in large saucepan of boiling water until tender. Drain well, mash and beat in milk. Steam beans. Combine parsley, lemon and extra garlic.
  4. Transfer lamb shanks to serving bowls. Pour sauce over top. Top with parsley mixture. Serve with mashed potato and beans.

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